Saima Mohsin - First Assistant U.S. Attorney
Saima Mohsin is the First Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. Mohsin is a career prosecutor with significant experience handling a broad variety of cases. She joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2002 and has served in the Violent and Organized Crime Unit, the Drug Task Force, and the General Crimes Unit. Ms. Mohsin is also an instructor at the National Advocacy Center, and frequently teaches Basic Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Mohsin served a Deputy Attorney General in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice prosecuting complex organized crime cases, and as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City. Ms. Mohsin received her Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, and her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Mark Chutkow - Criminal Division Chief
Mark Chutkow is the Chief of the Criminal Division. Mark previously served as Chief of the Public Corruption Unit, where he helped lead the prosecutions of more than thirty defendants in the City of Detroit corruption case, including the former Mayor of Detroit and many top city officials. Mark previously practiced at the law firm of Sidley Austin in Chicago and served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Patricia Gaedeke - Appellate Division Chief
Patricia Gaedeke is the Chief of the Appellate Division, a position she has held since 1987. She joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit in 1980. During her 30-plus years as an appellate lawyer, Ms. Gaedeke has handled almost every kind of civil and criminal case for which the U.S. Attorney’s Office is responsible. She served as chair of the Attorney General’s Appellate Chiefs’ Working Group for ten years, and teaches appellate advocacy to prosecutors at the National Advocacy Center. Before becoming Appellate Chief, Ms. Gaedeke served as a trial lawyer in the Civil Division.
Ms. Gaedeke has served the U.S. Department of Justice since 1977, when she joined the Appellate Section of the Civil Division in Washington, D.C., through the Honors Program.
Ms. Gaedeke grew up in Western New York State, and earned both a Bachelor’s degree (1974) and law degree (1977) from Wake Forest University. She has two wonderful daughters.
Peter Caplan - Civil Division Chief
Peter Caplan is the Chief of the Civil Division. He joined the office in November 1985, and has spent his entire career in the Civil Division. He has been a line Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Defensive Litigation Unit, the Chief of the Defensive Litigation Unit, and the Chief of the Affirmative Litigation Unit. He has trial experience litigating medical malpractice, personal injury, employment discrimination, forfeiture, and labor cases. Before joining the office, he spent six years as an associate at a Detroit union-side labor law firm. He has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Wayne State University.
Keri Miller - Administrative Officer
Keri Miller serves as the Administrative Officer and is responsible for overseeing a broad range of administrative program areas that support office operations.
She joined the office in 2004 and began her career as a Student Intern in the Criminal Division. Keri most recently served as the office's Budget Officer.
Keri has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan.