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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Supervisory Appointments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today the appointments of Neil Corwin as Executive Assistant United States Attorney, Bonnie B. Jonas as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, Sarah Normand as Deputy Chief of the Civil Division, and Benjamin H. Torrance as Chief Appellate Attorney of the Civil Division.

Mr. Corwin joined the Office in 1995. Prior to being named Executive Assistant United States Attorney, he served as Deputy Chief of the Office’s Civil Division for the last decade. Mr. Corwin also served as Chief of the Civil Rights Unit from 2000 to 2003, and as an AUSA in the Civil Division from 1995 to 2000. Prior to joining the Office, Mr. Corwin worked for the New York City Law Department’s Affirmative Litigation Division. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable W. Arthur Garrity, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and worked as an associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP in Washington, D.C. Mr. Corwin is a 1981 graduate of Amherst College and a 1985 graduate of the New York University School of Law.

Ms. Jonas joined the Office in 1997. Prior to being named Deputy Chief of the Office’s Criminal Division, she served as Senior Litigation Counsel since 2009 and as the Office’s Financial Fraud Coordinator for President Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force since 2010. During her tenure, Ms. Jonas has also served as the Chief of the General Crimes Unit, and as a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. Following law school, Ms. Jonas clerked for the Honorable Reena Raggi of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York and worked as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. She is a 1991 graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a 1995 graduate of the Columbia University School of Law.

Ms. Normand joined the Office in 1999. Prior to being named Deputy Chief of the Office’s Civil Division, she served as the Division’s Chief Appellate Attorney since 2009, and Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney from 2004 to 2009. Prior to joining the Office, Ms. Normand clerked for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and worked as an associate in the environmental group at Dewey Ballantine. After law school, she also clerked for the Honorable Frank E. Schwelb on the D.C. Court of Appeals. Ms. Normand is a 1991 graduate of Georgetown University and a 1995 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Torrance joined the Office in 2002. Prior to being named Chief Appellate Attorney of the Civil Division, he served as the Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney from 2009 to 2013 and the Acting Deputy Chief Appellate Attorney in 2008. Prior to joining the Office, Mr. Torrance clerked for the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York from 2000 to 2001, and for the Honorable Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He is a 1995 graduate of Harvard College and a 2000 graduate of Columbia Law School.

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In making these appointments, Mr. Bharara stated: “These four talented and dedicated public servants have already made valuable contributions to this Office and to the residents of the Southern District, and I have no doubt they will continue to do so in their new positions.”

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