Prior to coming to coming to Villanova, Professor Ouziel was an federal prosecutor for eight years -- from 2008 to 2012, in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and from 2005 to 2008, in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She investigated and prosecuted a wide range of criminal matters, including financial frauds, national security offenses, narcotics, violent gangs, and corruption. From 2002 to 2004, Professor Ouziel was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York, where she focused on complex commercial civil litigation and securities fraud litigation. She received her BA in history from Harvard University and her JD from Columbia University School of Law, where she was the Writing and Research Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Following graduation from law school, she clerked for Judge Lewis Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.