Eric Alexander Vos, the Chief Defender for the District of Puerto Rico, previously worked as an Attorney Advisor at the Defender Services Office Legal Policy and Training Division. In that capacity, he designed and oversaw the training of federal criminal defense attorneys nationwide. For over a dozen years prior to being an Attorney Advisor, Eric was an Assistant Federal Defender in Maine and in Philadelphia. Eric has represented hundreds of federal defendants, nationally and abroad, at all levels and for all imaginable types of federal crimes. Over the years, Eric has been researching and concentrating on the use of experts and technology in the courtroom to both defend and present matters in federal court. Combining his practical experience, and his research, Eric has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, on the use of experts in federal litigation, general trial techniques, and the use of technology in defending and presenting matters in federal courts. In 2006, Eric was Special Counsel to the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C. and an Attorney Advisor at the Office of Defender Services' Training Branch in Washington, D.C. Eric Vos received his BA degree in Geography & International Development from Clark University in 1984 and graduated from Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law in 1992. From 2000-2006, Mr. Vos also taught law at his alma mater. Prior to working with the Federal Defenders, Mr. Vos was in private practice where he specialized in Federal Civil Rights litigation.