Professor Bowman joins the faculty from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, where he served as the M. Dale Palmer Professor of Law. Following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1979, Professor Bowman entered the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the Honor Graduate Program.
He spent three years as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. From 1983 until 1986, he was a deputy district attorney for Denver, Colo. He also spent three years in private practice in Colorado.
In 1989, Professor Bowman joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, where he was Deputy Chief of the Southern Criminal Division and specialized in complex white-collar crimes. In 1995 and 1996, he served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C. From 1998 to 2001, he served as academic advisor to the Criminal Law Committee of the United States Judicial Conference.
FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES HANDBOOK (with Roger W. Haines, Jr. and Jennifer C. Woll; 1800-page treatise; revised and republished annually since 1997), (Thomson/West 2006).
The Model Federal Sentencing Guidelines Project: Adjustments for Guilty Pleas and Cooperation with the Government, Model Sentencing Guidelines §3.7 - 3.8, FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER, Vol. 18, No. 5, p. 370, June 2006.
Train Wreck? Or Can the Federal Sentencing System Be Saved? A Plea for Rapid Reversal of Blakely v. Washington (forward to Nineteenth Survey of White Collar Crime), 41 AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW 217 (2004).
Drifting Down the Dnieper With Prince Potemkin: Some Skeptical Reflections About the Place of Compliance Programs in Federal Criminal Sentencing (in symposium on federal organizational sentencing guidelines), 39 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW 671 (Spring 2004).
Pour Encourager les Autres? The Curious History and Distressing Implications of the Criminal Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Sentencing Guidelines Amendments That Followed, 1 OHIO STATE JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW 373 (2004).