Daniel L. Lemisch - First Assistant U.S. Attorney
Daniel L. Lemisch is the First Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Lemisch previously served as the Acting United States Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division and Deputy Chief of the Controlled Substance Unit, where he prosecuted cases involving narcotics conspiracies, money laundering and homicide. During his career as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Lemisch has also handled cases involving public corruption, health care fraud and violent crimes. Mr. Lemisch also provides international assistance on behalf of the Department of Justice on trial advocacy, public corruption and criminal procedure code reform.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Lemisch was a trial lawyer and Chief of Appeals at the Oakland County Prosecutors Office in Pontiac, Michigan. While at Oakland County, Mr. Lemisch prosecuted numerous felony jury trials and argued cases before the appellate courts.
Mr. Lemisch also practiced civil law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he specialized in commercial litigation.
Mr. Lemisch graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, and studied law at the University of Detroit School of Law.
Kevin Mulcahy - Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney
Kevin Mulcahy is the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney. Kevin served as Chief of the General Crimes Unit for five years before becoming the Executive AUSA. He has also served as a trial and appellate lawyer in our office. Before joining this office in 2005, Kevin practiced law at the firm of Morrison and Foerster in Palo Alto, California and served as a prosecutor at the San Diego U.S. Attorney's Office.
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.
Julie Beck - Civil Division Chief
Julie A. Beck is the Civil Division Chief. Ms. Beck joined the office in 2003 as an AUSA in the Civil Division’s Asset Forfeiture Unit, followed by three years in the Drug Task Force in the Criminal Division. Most recently, Ms. Beck worked for six years as the Chief of Forfeiture and Financial Litigation. She has a broad range of experience in both civil litigation and criminal prosecution.
Prior to her work at the USAO, Ms. Beck was a Wayne County Prosecutor, an associate at an employment law firm and a federal district court law clerk in the Eastern District of Michigan.
Ms. Beck is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Michigan’s Law School.
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.