John M. Facciola, United States Magistrate Judge

United States Magistrate Judge in the District of ColumbiaContact

Magistrate Judge Facciola was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in August 1997. He received an A.B. in 1966 from the College of the Holy Cross and a J.D. in 1969 from the Georgetown University Law Center. Following law school, Magistrate Judge Facciola served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan from 1969 to 1973, and was in private practice in the District of Columbia from 1974 to 1982. He joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in 1982 and served as Chief of the Special Proceedings section from 1989 until his appointment as Magistrate Judge. Magistrate Judge Facciola is an adjunct professor of law at Catholic University. He is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Board of Governors of the John Carroll Society.


·      Foreword to David M. Greenwald, Robert R. Stauffer and Erin R. Schrantz, Testimonial Privileges (2014).

·      Foreword to Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack, The Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology-Assisted Review, 2013 Fed Cts. L. Rev. 7 (2013).

·      With Jonathan M. Redgrave, Asserting and Challenging Privilege Claims in Modern Litigation: The Facciola-Redgrave Framework, 2009 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 19 (2009).

·      Foreword to George L. Paul, Foundations of Digital Evidence (2008).

·      Sailing on Confused Seas: Privilege Waiver and the New Federal Rules of Civil  Procedure, 2006 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 7 (2006).

·      Bruce Springsteen and the Remnants of a Catholic Boyhood, 14 Widener L.J. 923 (2005).

·      Gatsby, Springsteen, and the Rich Young Man, 40 Catholic Lawyer 373 (2001).

·      Discovery: Faster and Shorter, a review of Discovery Problems and Their Solutions by Hon.  Paul W. Grimm, Charles S. Fax, and Paul Mark Sandler (Paperback) (American Bar Association 2005), 2005 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 7 (August 2005).

·      The Brave New World of Electronic Discovery, a review of Electronic Discovery: Law and Practice by Adam I. Cohen and David J. Lender (Looseleaf) (Aspen Publishers, 2004), 2004 Fed.  Cts. L. Rev. 2 (Feb. 2004).

·      A Working Manual for Employment Lawyers, a review of Employment Evidence by Eugene K. Hollander (James Publishing, Inc. 2003), 2003 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 3 (May 2003).