Brent Berkley Director
Mr. Berkley is the director of NDAA’s National Center for Community Prosecution, the Guns and Gang Violence Prosecution Program, the Capital Litigation Program and the Southwest Border Crime program, and National Training Courses. He is a graduate of Weber State University and the University of Utah College of Law. Mr. Berkley has been a prosecutor for 13 years and has worked at every level of prosecution, handling everything from traffic offenses, to criminal appeals, to capital homicide. He has been with NDAA since 2008 and has worked on gangs, guns, and community prosecution initiatives with a focus on innovative mechanisms of crime prevention, improving community involvement with the criminal justice system and providing outreach and training to rural communities. Mr. Berkley has provided training and technical assistance to many state and local governments as well as to international entities. He speaks frequently on issues relating to prosecution ethics and motivation, gun violence, gangs, domestic and sexual violence, impaired driving, and trial advocacy skills.
David H. Pendle Senior Attorney
David Pendle is a Senior Attorney with the Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative. Since 2010, David has worked on and supported numerous projects at NDAA, including the White Collar Crime Program; Project Safe Neighborhoods, the Department of Justice's anti-gang program; the Capital Litigation Improvement Initiative; and the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse. He trains prosecutors and law enforcement on topics related to transnational criminal organizations, emerging technology and search and seizure, uncooperative witnesses, and the Confrontation Clause in light of Crawford. David has been published on issues ranging from firearms trafficking and international terrorism to child pornography prosecutions, pro se defendants and the Confrontation Clause. Prior to joining NDAA, David served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in Seattle, WA. David received his J.D. magna cum laude from Seattle University, where he also served as an associate editor on law review, and he earned his B.A. cum laude from the University of Washington.