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Jeffrey Kaliel earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 2005. Mr. Kaliel graduated from Amherst College summa cum laude in 2000 with a degree in Political Science. He spent one year studying Philosophy at Robinson College, Cambridge University, England.


After law school, Mr. Kaliel joined the Honors Program at the Department of Homeland Security, where he worked on some of the Department’s most important appellate litigation, helped to draft and implement regulations for new programs, and worked with the private sector on infrastructure protection programs. Mr. Kaliel also helped investigate the DHS response to Hurricane Katrina in preparation for a Congressional inquiry. In addition, Mr. Kaliel served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of California, prosecuting drug and border crimes and gaining valuable courtroom experience.


In 2008, Mr. Kaliel worked in Namibia with Lawyers Without Borders on the observation of a 400-defendant treason trial arising from a 1998 armed rebellion.


Mr. Kaliel is a former Staff Sergeant in the Army Reserve and a veteran of the second Iraq war, having served in Iraq in 2003. His publications include contributions to Homeland Security Today and American Bar Association’s Homeland Security Handbook.


Mr. Kaliel is admitted to practice in California and Washington, D.C.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Class Action: 30%
  3. Health Care: 10%
  4. Libel: 10%
  5. Banking: 10%

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Contact info

2000 L Street, N.W.
Suite 808
Washington, DC, 20036


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateTycko & Zavareei LLP2009 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Homeland Security TodayFinding the R&D Focus at DHS2008
American Bar AssociationHomeland Security: Legal and Policy Issues, “The SAFETY Act—N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Amherst CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000