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August 30, 2010

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, today announced two new additions to his management team, Eduardo I. Sanchez and Dawn Bowen. Eduardo I. Sanchez returned to the United States Attorney's Office on August 16, 2010, as Counselor to the U.S. Attorney in the Executive Division in Miami. Ms. Bowen, a veteran of the Office, will serve as the District Training Director.

As Counselor to the U.S. Attorney, Mr. Sanchez will provide advice, analysis, and guidance on legal and policy issues, strategic planning, training, and other matters of district-wide significance Until this appointment, Mr. Sanchez worked for nearly five years at the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office in the Zoning and Land Use, Appeals, Federal Litigation and Elections, and Tort and Medical Malpractice Sections. Prior to joining the County Attorney's Office, Mr. Sanchez served for more than ten years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida, including in the Appellate Division, the Economic Crimes Section, and the Major Crimes Section. In 2002, he received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney. He attended the University of Miami Law School, where he graduated first in his class and was the Executive Editor of the University of Miami Law Review. In addition, Mr. Sanchez is a former law clerk for Judge Peter T. Fay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, for Judge James Lawrence King of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and for U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry L. Garber.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Dawn Bowen will serve as the District’s Training Director, effective September 1, 2010. In this capacity, Ms. Bowen will oversee and expand the Southern District of Florida’s training program, establishing training priorities and developing and implementing programs to meet the District’s training needs. Prior to her selection as the District Training Director, Ms. Bowen served the United States in various roles during her career. As an AUSA in the District of South Dakota, she litigated both civil and criminal cases. Later, as an AUSA in the District of Colorado, she was assigned to the Mountain States Drug Task Force. Ms. Bowen joined the Southern District of Florida as a Criminal Division AUSA in 1987 and then moved to the Appellate Division in 1989, where she served with distinction, including as Deputy Chief and Chief of the Appellate Division. In addition, Ms. Bowen has briefed and argued some of the Office’s most difficult and challenging appeals, including the appeal in United States v. Noriega, for which she received the Department of Justice John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement, and the appeals in two significant police corruption cases, for which the trial and appellate lawyers received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance.

“I am extremely pleased to announce these two additions to my executive team,” said U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer. “Both Ed and Dawn are time-tested career public servants of the highest intellect and unquestionable ethics. I know that they will help me expand and strengthen the tradition of excellence for which this District is nationally recognized.”

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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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