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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 19, 2019

U.S. Attorney Announces Four Promotions And Ten New Hires

DENVER – U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn today announced the promotion of four Assistant U.S. Attorneys to supervisory posts within the Criminal Division. 

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Brad Giles was promoted to Chief of the newly formed Narcotics Section
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter McNeilly was promoted to Deputy Chief of the newly formed Narcotics Section
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Garreth Winstead was promoted to Chief of the newly formed Violent Crime and Immigration Enforcement Section
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Valeria Spencer was promoted to Deputy Chief of the newly formed Violent Crime and Immigration Enforcement Section

 

In addition to those management promotions, the following 10 individuals were hired as new Assistant U.S. Attorneys:

  • Aaron Teitelbaum came to the office after serving as Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York.  Prior to that he clerked for 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen and Judge Christina A. Snyder of the Central District of California.  He earned his law degree from Stanford Law School.  Aaron is assigned to the office’s Narcotics Section of the Criminal Division.
     
  • Justin DeRosa came to the office after serving as Deputy District Attorney in Colorado’s 4th Judicial District.  He earned his law degree from Boston College Law School.  Justin is assigned to the office’s Narcotics Section of the Criminal Division.
     
  • Jessica Elliott came to the office after serving 5 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, focused on civil health care fraud cases.  Prior to that she spent 7 years in private practice.  Jessica earned her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.  She is assigned to the office’s Civil Division.
     
  • Rajiv Mohan came to the office after 5 years in a private practice.  He clerked for 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Raymond Kethledge and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School.  Rajiv is assigned to the office’s Violent Crime and Immigration Enforcement Section of the Criminal Division.
     
  • Logan Steiner came to the office after spending 6 years in private practice.  She clerked for Seventh Circuit Judge Diane Sykes and for Judges Thomas Durkin and Virginia Kendall of the Northern District of Illinois.  She earned her law degree from Harvard Law School.  Logan is assigned to the office’s Civil Division.
     
  • Kyle Brenton came to the office after 9 years in private practice.  He earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School before clerking for 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge David Ebel of the District of Colorado.  Kyle is assigned to the office’s Civil Division. 
     
  • Chandra Aitchison came to the office after 4 years in private practice.  She earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.  Chandra is assigned to the office’s Civil Division.
     
  • Kelly Winslow came to the office after 6 years in private practice.  She earned her law degree from Northwestern University.  Kelly is assigned to office’s Violent Crime and Immigration Enforcement Section of the Criminal Division.
     
  • Elizabeth Young came to the office after clerking for U.S. District Court Magistrate Judges Kristen Mix and Michael Watanabee of the District of Colorado.  Prior to that she spent over 6 years in private practice.  Elizabeth earned her law degree from New York University School of Law.  She is assigned to the office’s Asset Recovery Division. 
     
  • Jane Bobet came to the office after 3 years in private practice.  She clerked for Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein after earning her law degree from Cornell Law School.  She is assigned to the office’s Civil Division. 

 

This group of talented individuals are led by U.S. Attorney Dunn, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Kirsch, and Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Chris Larson.  Suneeta Hazra will continue to lead the Criminal Division.

There are approximately 180 people in the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s office, with 81 of them being Assistant U.S. Attorney’s. 

“I’m excited to welcome these four to my leadership team and to welcome this group of bright new Assistant U.S. Attorneys to the office representing the United States and the people of Colorado in federal court,” said U.S. Attorney Dunn. 

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Jeff Dorschner Spokesman, Public Affairs Specialist U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado 303-454-0243 direct; 303-454-0400 fax
Updated April 19, 2019