Anne M. Tompkins took the oath of office as United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina on April 23, 2010. She oversees all federal criminal and civil investigations and cases in the 32 westernmost counties of North Carolina.
“Being the U.S. Attorney in my home state is the highlight of my career in public service. It is an honor and a privilege to head an office of talented and dedicated individuals who have devoted their lives and their careers to seeking justice and protecting those who have been victimized.”
From 1992 to 2000, Ms. Tompkins was an Assistant District Attorney for Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. In 2000, Ms. Tompkins became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina, and served as the Deputy Criminal Chief for Violent Crimes and Narcotics. In 2004, Ms. Tompkins was detailed to the Regime Crimes Liaison Office in Baghdad, Iraq, and spent 8 months assisting the Iraqi Special Tribunal to investigate international humanitarian crimes committed by the Saddam Hussein regime. In 2005, she joined Alston & Bird, as a partner, focusing on white collar criminal defense and corporate compliance issues. Ms. Tompkins has also been an Adjunct Professor at the Charlotte School of Law.
As U.S. Attorney, Ms. Tompkins has made the prosecution of health care fraud, securities fraud and civil rights violations top priorities for the office.
In her free time, Ms. Tompkins enjoys playing golf with her partner, J’Nell, and expanding her wine collection.