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U.S. Attorney hires two criminal prosecutors for richmond office

November 17, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. – Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, today announced that he has hired Erik Siebert and Jamie Mickelson as Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Richmond Division.

            “The Richmond Division carries a high caseload and has played a significant role in driving down violent crime in the Commonwealth’s capital,” said U.S. Attorney MacBride. “Erik and Jamie bring a wealth of experience from their work before becoming prosecutors, including their close knowledge of the court in our District.”

            Seibert joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office after serving as a former patrol officer and vice investigator for Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department. Following his years as a law enforcement officer, he earned his law degree and clerked for United States District Judge Henry E. Hudson of the Eastern District of Virginia. He also interned for United States Magistrate Judge Hannah Lauck and the City of Richmond Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Siebert received his juris doctorate from the University of Richmond School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in history from the Virginia Military Institute.

A former litigation associate for Latham & Watkins LLP, in Chicago, Ill., Mickelson handled commercial and environmental litigation. She previously clerked for United States District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith in Norfolk, Va. Mickelson also served as an intern in both the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Harrisonburg, Va. Mickelson received her juris doctorate from William & Mary School of Law. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and modern foreign languages from James Madison University.



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