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Appeals Section

AUSAs in the Criminal Appeals Section supervise or handle all of the Office's matters before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, comprising approximately 300 appellate briefs and 110 oral arguments per year. These cases involve some of the most challenging legal issues in criminal law, including frequent constitutional issues, affirmative government appeals, appeals involving issues of first impression, and efforts to obtain en banc review. AUSAs in the section have also worked closely with the Solicitor General's Office to determine which cases raise significant legal issues that are worthy of government appeal, en banc rehearing, or Supreme Court review. While AUSAs from the other sections write the briefs for and argue many of their own appeals, AUSAs from the Criminal Appeals Section have editorial control over all of the briefs, hold "moot courts" for all the oral arguments, and both write and argue some of the more significant cases.

Jean-Claude André , Assistant United States Attorney
Section Chief

The United States Attorney's Office
Central District of California
Criminal Division
Attn: Criminal Appeals Section
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 894-0705

Updated June 23, 2015