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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Deputy Attorney General James Cole Appoints Stuart M. Goldberg as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General and David A. O’Neil as Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON – Deputy Attorney General James Cole today announced the appointment of Stuart M. Goldberg as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General and David A. O’Neil as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General.

                                                                                   

“Stuart and David have shown remarkable leadership during their time at the Department and I am grateful they are continuing their service in these two critical positions,” said Deputy Attorney General Cole. “David and Stuart are both exceptional public servants, whose dedication, sound judgment and integrity will help to lead the Office of the Deputy Attorney General and best serve the interests of the American public.”

 

Since 2010, Goldberg has served as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General. From 2005 to 2010, Goldberg was the First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, where he supervised the work of over 85 Assistant U.S. Attorneys involved in criminal prosecutions and civil litigation.  In December 2010, he was awarded a Director’s Award for his superior performance as a manager at the 2010 Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys Director’s Awards ceremony.

 

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Goldberg was Principal Deputy Chief of the Public Integrity Section, the office that oversees the federal effort to combat corruption through the prosecution of officials and employees at all levels of government.  Goldberg began his career with the department as a trial attorney at Public Integrity in 1988.  He also served the section as Deputy Chief for Litigation and Senior Litigation Counsel.

 

Before joining the department, Goldberg worked as a civil litigator at Rogers & Wells LLP, focusing largely on securities and commodities fraud, First Amendment and antitrust cases.

 

Goldberg has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching courses on professional responsibility.  He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.                                                         

 

O’Neil has served as Associate Deputy Attorney General since 2010, advising the Deputy Attorney General on national security investigations, prosecutions and policy matters.  Prior to joining the Deputy Attorney General’s Office, O’Neil was an Assistant to the Solicitor General, where he argued several cases before the Supreme Court.  From 2006 to 2009, O’Neil served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, handling a wide variety of criminal cases and focusing primarily on international trafficking and terrorism prosecutions.

 

Before joining the department, O’Neil worked at the law firm of WilmerHale, where his practice involved white-collar criminal, appellate and governmental affairs litigation.  He has also taught courses as an adjunct associate professor at Fordham Law School. 

 

O’Neil clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Honorable Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Princeton University.

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