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U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces New Supervisory Appointments

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April 17, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland - The U.S. Attorney’s Office today announced the appointments of three new supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorneys: Appellate Chief Sujit Raman, Fraud and Corruption Section Chief Kathleen O. Gavin and Civil Division Deputy Chief Thomas F. Corcoran.

"Maryland is fortunate to have a deep bench of talented Assistant U.S. Attorneys whose work is worthy of public confidence,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.  “These new supervisors will help us maintain the office’s reputation for excellence and integrity while we seek to promote the rule of law, deter crime and protect government property.”

Sujit Raman, Appellate Chief, received an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and a M.Phil. from the University of Bristol, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar.  He earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he won the renowned Ames Moot Court competition.  Raman worked in private practice for three years before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2008.  Raman assisted in the prosecutions of a former Prince George’s County Executive and 14 other persons in a wide-ranging corruption case and has handled a variety of fraud cases.  He has also successfully briefed and argued several cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals.  Raman received the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s prestigious Skolnik Award in 2011 for his work on a significant corruption case. 

Kathleen O. Gavin, Chief of the Fraud & Corruption Section, earned a B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia and a J.D. with honors from the University of Maryland.  She spent five years as private law firm associate before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1991. Gavin has handled many challenging cases, including the corruption prosecution of a former Maryland state senator and 8 co-conspirators.  She recently prosecuted the Operation Towhook wiretap case that resulted in federal extortion convictions of 17 defendants, including 15 Baltimore City police officers.  Gavin has won the Skolnik Award several times for significant corruption cases. 

Thomas F. Corcoran, Deputy Chief of the Civil Division, earned a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University and a J.D. cum laude from Tulane University School of Law.  He spent 8 years in private practice litigating commercial cases before he joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2002.  Corcoran’s recent cases include settlements with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals ($95 million); Novo Nordisk ($25 million) ; Dava Pharmaceuticals ($11 million); St. Joseph’s Medical Center ($4.9 million); and Advanced Bionutrition ($1 million).  Corcoran also resolved cases with Chesapeake Youth Center; Advanced Centers for Orthopaedic Surgery; Sleep Solutions; and Woodhaven Pharmacy.  In

2011, he assisted in the criminal prosecution of Dr. John McLean, who was sentenced to eight years in prison for implanting unneeded cardiac stents.  Corcoran has won U.S. Attorney’s Office awards for civil advocacy and fraud prosecution.


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