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Mehrdad BarikbinMehrdad Barikbin

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Since 2020, Mehrdad Barikbin, has been an Assistant United States Attorney in Southern California and a Major in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Prior to his role as a Federal Prosecutor, he held a variety of legal and non-legal positions while on active duty, including Platoon Commander and Executive Officer. Major Barikbin served as a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, providing legal advice to the Command General of over 40,000 active duty Marines and Sailors at Camp Pendleton, CA.  He has also served as a deployed Staff Judge Advocate in Afghanistan, and as the officer in charge of the Camp Dwyer Detention Facility, he was responsible for the processing of several hundred foreign detainees. Additionally, he was aboard the USS Essex for an 8-month deployment.

Before attending Widener University School of Law school and joining the military, Major Barikbin was a special education teacher in San Francisco and did his student teaching at Wissahickon Middle School while obtaining a degree in elementary education from Temple University.