Acting U.S. Attorney Eugenia Cowles
First Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia Cowles became Acting U.S. Attorney in January 2015 following the departure of Tristram J. Coffin who had served as U.S. Attorney for the district for five years. Ms. Cowles has been with the Vermont U.S. Attorney’s Office since 2008, and has served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney since October 2014.
Ms. Cowles graduated from Princeton University and Vanderbilt Law School where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Following graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk for the late Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Hon. Fred I. Parker in Burlington, Vermont. She then joined the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. Ms. Cowles served with the Fraud Section from 2002 until 2005, when she joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey in their Trenton, NJ office. In 2008, she returned to Vermont to join the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Burlington. She will serve as Acting U.S. Attorney until a new U.S. Attorney is appointed by the President.