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U.S. Attorney's Office Member Awarded Department of Justice Director's Honor in Washington D.C.

December 9, 2011

WASHINGTON – Executive Assistant United States Attorney Charysse L. Alexander of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Georgia was recognized today with a Director’s Award presented by Attorney General Eric Holder and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Director H. Marshall Jarrett at the 28th annual Director’s Awards Ceremony today in Washington D.C.

Ms. Alexander received the award during a ceremony held in the Great Hall at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building.

United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said of Ms. Alexander’s award, “Charysse is now recognized here and in Washington as an expert in the difficult and challenging area of criminal discovery, and we are proud of her extraordinary work. Charysse is involved in training all of our District’s agents in the Justice Department’s discovery policies, and has assumed the role of a leading Department expert on discovery and “Giglio” issues. She developed the teaching materials that are in regular use in the districts and litigating components to perform mandatory discovery training. She also has been teaching prosecutors and agents the best criminal discovery practices to ensure that the Justice Department scrupulously adheres to its discovery obligations in the fast-changing landscape of modern litigation.”
In his prepared remarks, Attorney General Holder told the Alexander and other awardees recognized at the ceremony that they “represent the very best that this Department has to offer,” and that their “work embodies our ongoing commitment – not merely to win cases, but to do justice; to protect our fellow citizens; to empower the most vulnerable among us; and to uphold the rule of law.”

“Each day the members of the U.S. Attorneys’ community go to work for the citizens of this country with one goal in mind – to do everything they can to protect the rights of all Americans,” said EOUSA Director Jarrett.  “I am continually humbled by their resiliency, dedication, and unparalleled work ethic to accomplish this noble mission. Today’s awardees exemplify what it truly means to be a patriot and it is an honor to recognize them for their extraordinary service.”

EOUSA provides oversight, general executive assistance, and direction to the 94 United States Attorneys’ offices around the country. For more information on EOUSA and its mission, visit

For further information please contact Sally Q. Yates, United States Attorney, through Patrick Crosby, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Attorney's Office, at (404) 581-6016.  The Internet address for the HomePage for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia is


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