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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Seth D. DuCharme

​Richard P. Donoghue

Seth D. DuCharme is the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.  As Acting U.S. Attorney, Seth is the chief federal law enforcement officer for a district comprising Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island in New York City, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island.  The district serves over eight million residents through its Criminal Division, with approximately 115 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and its Civil Division, with approximately 60 U.S. Attorneys.  The Criminal Division’s main office in Brooklyn has practice area sections including General Crimes, International Narcotics & Money Laundering, Organized Crime & Gangs, National Security & Cybercrime, Business and Securities Fraud, Public Integrity and Civil Rights.  The Long Island Criminal Division office in Central Islip is responsible for investigating and prosecuting the full range of federal crimes.  The Civil Division, with a main office in Brooklyn and a branch office in Central Islip, is responsible for a wide range of affirmative and defensive litigation, including asset forfeiture, civil rights, environmental enforcement, programs fraud, financial litigation and Civil RICO.  An Appeals Division supervises appellate work for the Brooklyn and Long Island Criminal Divisions.  

Seth first joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in March 2008 and has served as the Chief of the Criminal Division as well as holding supervisory positions in the General Crimes and National Security & Cybercrime Sections.  He also has served as the Office's National Security Cyber Specialist and representative on the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council.

In July 2020, Seth concluded a detail to Main Justice as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General.  Prior to that, he served as Counselor to the Attorney General, where he worked on transnational organized crime and other criminal and national security matters.

Seth is the recipient of numerous awards related to his work in public service and federal law enforcement, including the EOUSA Director's Award for his innovative work in developing an early engagement program to disrupt potential extremists, and the Stein Scholars award for his efforts in the public interest.  He also has worked as an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law.

Before joining the Office, Seth served as a Deputy U.S. Marshal in Brooklyn from 1996 to 2000, clerked for the late Honorable Richard Owen in the Southern District of New York from 2003 to 2004 and was an associate at a New York City law firm following his clerkship.

Seth is a 2003 graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he was an editor on the Fordham Law Review.  He graduated cum laude, Order of the Coif.  Seth received his B.A. from Hamilton College in 1992, with Honors in English literature.  He has lived and worked in Eastern District of New York since 1993. 

 

Updated July 11, 2020

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