Felice M. Corpening

Senior Lecturing Fellow


Felice M. Corpening is an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for the Eastern District of North Carolina in Raleigh.  An AUSA since 1998, she has served, since 2012, as Deputy Criminal Chief of the Economic Crimes Section.  As an AUSA she also has served as a criminal trial advocacy instructor for incoming colleagues through the National Advocacy Center and as a supervisor for Military Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys.  Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Ms. Corpening served as an Assistant Public Defender in Fayetteville, N.C.

Ms. Corpening has taught in the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of North Carolina School of Law since 2007 and has been on the National Institute of Trial Advocacy Southeast Regional Faculty since 2005.  She serves on the Board of the North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Foundation (NC LEAF).

She received her BS from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1991 and her JD degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1994.