The Criminal Division is charged with the responsibility of enforcing federal criminal laws in the District of Oregon. The Criminal Division has a total of 44 prosecutors posted across the District–including in the Portland headquarters office and in the District’s two branch offices in Eugene and Medford. These prosecutors work closely with paralegals, legal assistants, victim witness specialists, and others to fulfill these responsibilities, along with a wide variety of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and federal grand juries empaneled to investigate violations of federal law.
The Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office represents the United States and its departments and agencies at both the trial and appellate levels in civil actions filed in the state and federal courts in the District of Oregon. The activities of the Civil Division include defensive civil litigation, affirmative civil enforcement actions and miscellaneous matters.