Jennifer Gorland - First Assistant U.S. Attorney
Jennifer M. Gorland is the First Assistant U.S. Attorney. Before assuming her current duties, Ms. Gorland served as the Chief of the General Crimes Unit for five years.
Ms. Gorland joined the office in 1989, serving first in the Civil Division, and then transferring to the Criminal Division in 1994. There, Ms. Gorland handled significant corporate fraud prosecutions, as well as cases involving violent crime, illegal firearms, and other federal criminal offenses.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Gorland practiced law at the firm of Pepper, Hamilton in Detroit. She is a 1985 magna cum laude graduate of Wayne State University Law School, and a 1982 graduate of the University of Michigan.
Stephanie Dawkins Davis - Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney
Stephanie Dawkins Davis is the Executive Assistant United States Attorney. Ms. Davis leads the Office’s crime prevention and community outreach efforts, including Project Safe Neighborhoods, the Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative, and the Comprehensive Violence Reduction Partnership.
Prior to her appointment as Executive Assistant, Stephanie served as a line prosecutor for twelve years. She served as the Deputy Chief of the Controlled Substances Unit and as the Office’s liaison to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Ms. Davis has also served in the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the Civil Division and the General Crimes Unit in the Criminal Division.
Before becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Davis practiced law as a senior litigation associate at the firm of Dickinson, Wright, PLLC. She is a 1992 graduate of Washington University Law School in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her undergraduate studies at The Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.
Patricia Gaedeke - Appellate Division Chief
Patricia Gaedeke is the Chief of the Appellate Division, a position she has held since 1987. She joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit in 1980. During her 30-plus years as an appellate lawyer, Ms. Gaedeke has handled almost every kind of civil and criminal case for which the U.S. Attorney’s Office is responsible. She served as chair of the Attorney General’s Appellate Chiefs’ Working Group for ten years, and teaches appellate advocacy to prosecutors at the National Advocacy Center. Before becoming Appellate Chief, Ms. Gaedeke served as a trial lawyer in the Civil Division.
Ms. Gaedeke has served the U.S. Department of Justice since 1977, when she joined the Appellate Section of the Civil Division in Washington, D.C., through the Honors Program.
Ms. Gaedeke grew up in Western New York State, and earned both a Bachelor’s degree (1974) and law degree (1977) from Wake Forest University. She has two wonderful daughters.
Elizabeth Larin - Civil Division Chief
Elizabeth Larin serves as the Chief of the Civil Division. She has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division since 1986. Ms. Larin also serves as the Office’s Ethics Advisor. Ms. Larin has handled cases involving medical malpractice, torts, and employment discrimination, among other areas of the law.
During her tenure in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Larin has served as Senior Litigation Counsel and Deputy Chief of the Defensive Litigation Unit.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Larin worked as an associate at Sachs Waldman, a Detroit labor and personal injury firm, for five years. She is a 1980 graduate of the Wayne State University Law School.
Daniel L. Lemisch - Criminal Division Chief
Daniel L. Lemisch is the Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Lemisch previously served as the Deputy Chief of the Controlled Substance Unit, where he prosecuted cases involving narcotics conspiracies, money laundering and homicide. During his career as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Lemisch has also handled cases involving public corruption, health care fraud and violent crimes.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Lemisch was a trial lawyer and Chief of Appeals at the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office in Pontiac, Michigan. Mr. Lemisch also practiced civil law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he specialized in commercial litigation.
Mr. Lemisch has lectured for the Department of Justice on developing criminal justice issues in Russia, Nigeria, Indonesia, Serbia and Pakistan.
Mr. Lemisch graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, and studied law at the University of Detroit School of Law. He and his wife have two children.
Keri Miller - Administrative Officer
Keri Miller serves as the Administrative Officer and is responsible for overseeing a broad range of administrative program areas that support office operations.
She joined the office in 2004 and began her career as a Student Intern in the Criminal Division. Keri most recently served as the office's Budget Officer.
Keri has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan.