Elizabeth A. Strange - First Assistant U.S. Attorney
Elizabeth A. Strange has been the First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona since January 2013 and also served as the Acting U.S. 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 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 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 moved to Tucson with her family in 2006 and, before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she served as a law clerk to Judge Eileen W. Hollowell on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Ms. Strange graduated from the University of North Carolina with honors in philosophy and from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1986, where she excelled in moot court and graduated Order of the Coif.