United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of ColumbiaJohn M. Facciola was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Columbia in 1997. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan from 1969–1973, and was in private practice in the District of Columbia from 1974–1982. He joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in 1982 and served as Chief of the Special Proceedings section from 1989–1997. Judge Facciola is a member of the Sedona Conference Advisory Board and the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute Advisory Board. He was also the former Editor in Chief of The Federal Courts Law Review, the electronic law journal of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. He received his A.B from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.