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Senior Management Team

Saima Mohsin, First Assistant US Attorney

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 - 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.


Andrew Goetz - Appellate Division Chief

Andrew Goetz, Appellate Division Chief

Andrew Goetz is the Chief of the Appellate Division. He joined the office in 2010, became the Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division in 2015, and served as a Senior Litigation Counsel starting in 2017.  Andrew has argued over two dozen cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and has briefed or supervised many dozens more. Before joining the office, Andrew practiced at the law firm of WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. He also clerked for Judge Mary Beck Briscoe on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Andrew earned his bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and political science from Michigan State University and his law degree summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.


Peter Caplan, Civil Division Chief

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.




Updated March 2, 2020

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