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Senior Leadership

Seth D. DuCharme
Chief, Criminal Division

Seth D. DuCharme is the Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  In that role, Seth supervises the investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Attorney’s Office across a wide range of practice areas, which include terrorism, cybercrime, corporate and securities fraud, public corruption, international narcotics trafficking, civil rights violations, and violent and organized crime.  Seth joined the Office in March 2008 and has served in the General Crimes, Violent Crimes and Terrorism, and National Security and Cybercrime Sections.  Seth has held several senior supervisory positions with the Office prior to his current appointment, including Chief of the National Security and Cybercrime Section.  He also has served as the Office’s National Security Cyber Specialist and representative on the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council.  

Before joining the Office, Seth served as a Deputy U.S. Marshal, clerked for the Hon. Richard Owen in the Southern District of New York and was employed as an associate at the law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, LLP.  Seth is a 2003 graduate of Fordham University School of Law, and received his B.A. from Hamilton College.  

 

Susan L. Riley
Chief, Civil Division

Susan L. Riley is the Chief of the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. As chief, she oversees all of the wide-ranging affirmative and defensive practices, cases and matters within the Civil Division, including affirmative civil enforcement, asset forfeiture, civil appeals, civil rights, environmental, employment discrimination, immigration, constitutional tort (Bivens), medical malpractice, health care fraud, mortgage fraud and other financial fraud litigation.

Susan joined the Civil Division in 1994 and specialized in asset forfeiture and employment discrimination litigation. Prior to her appointment as Civil Division chief in 2003, she served as Chief of the Long Island Civil Division from 2000 to 2003 and as Chief of Employment Litigation from 1997 to 2000. She was awarded the Henry L. Stimson Medal in 1999 as well as a Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

Susan is a magna cum laude graduate of Wesleyan University and a graduate of Georgetown University Law School. She served as law clerk to the late June L. Green, of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and as a Trial Attorney in the Federal Programs Branch of the Civil Division of the Justice Department. Immediately prior to joining the Office, she was Senior Associate General Counsel for Litigation at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Updated March 8, 2018

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