Elizabeth A. Strange - First Assistant U.S. Attorney
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona is operating under the leadership of First Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth A. Strange, who has served in that position since January 2013. Ms. Strange also served as the Acting United States Attorney from January 21, 2017 to November 16, 2017. She joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in March 2008 and, before becoming the First Assistant, worked in the office’s civil and criminal appellate divisions and served as the Chief AUSA of the Tucson Office. Ms. Strange’s entire legal career has been in public service. After clerking for U.S. District Judge C. Weston Houck, she began her career as a trial attorney in the Attorney General’s Honors Program in the Torts Branch at the Department of Justice. During 18 years of practice in Washington, D.C., Ms. Strange also served as Assistant General Counsel at the Federal Election Commission and as a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch at DOJ. Ms. Strange graduated from the University of North Carolina with honors in philosophy and from the University of South Carolina Law School, where she excelled in moot court and graduated Order of the Coif.