Gregory K. Harris was sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois by Chief United States District Judge Sara Darrow on December 13, 2021, at the federal courthouse in Davenport, Iowa.
From 2001 until he was appointed to the position of United States Attorney, Harris was an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois. He has held various leadership positions in the office, including Chief of the Criminal Division. From 1988 to 1991, Harris was employed as an associate attorney by the law firm Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. in Illinois. He was a partner from 1992 to 2001. Harris served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois from 1980 to 1988. From 1978 to 1980, Harris was Chief Legal Counsel for the Illinois Governor’s Office of Manpower and Human Development and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Development. Harris served as an Assistant Appellate Defender in the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender from 1976 until 1978.
Harris received his J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (formerly known as The John Marshall Law School) in 1976 and his B.A. from Howard University in 1971.