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Zane David Memeger

Zane David Memeger, United States Attorney

Zane David Memeger was appointed by President Barack Obama as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on May 6, 2010, following confirmation by the United States Senate.  As the United States Attorney, Mr. Memeger has three statutory responsibilities: the prosecution of criminal cases brought by the federal government; the prosecution and defense of civil cases in which the United States is a party; and the collection of debts owed the federal government which are administratively uncollectible. 

Mr. Memeger currently serves on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC).  He is Co-Chair for the Health Care Fraud Working Group, and also sits on the following AGAC subcommittees: White Collar/Fraud Subcommittee, Violent Crime and Organized Crime Subcommittee, LECC/Victim/Community Issues Subcommittee, Cyber Crime/Intellectual Property Subcommittee and the Racial Disparities Working Group.  Additionally, he serves on the Executive Board of the Philadelphia/Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HIDTA), for which he served as Vice-Chair in 2011 and Chair in 2012.

Mr. Memeger leads an office of 130 attorneys where he served as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1995 to 2006, investigating and prosecuting a variety of cases including organized crime, government fraud, financial fraud, violent crime, narcotics, extortion, and commercial bribery.  As a result of his earlier work on behalf of the office, he received several commendations from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, for investigating and prosecuting cases that involved public corruption and violent crime.

After 11 years serving the public as a federal prosecutor, Mr. Memeger returned to the private sector in 2006, becoming a partner with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.  During that time his practice focused on white-collar criminal defense work and corporate investigations.  He also published various writings on the topics of off-label marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, corporate compliance and ethics, and corporate responses to government investigations.  Additionally, Mr. Memeger was very involved with Morgan Lewis’ pro bono program, handling cases as a member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and supervising young attorneys handling matters for the Support Center for Child Advocates and the Education Law Center.

Mr. Memeger is a 1986 graduate of James Madison University, where he was a four-year letterman in men=s gymnastics, and a 1991 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law.  Upon graduation from law school, he received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service for his work on behalf of federal and state prisoners.  Mr. Memeger’s continued dedication to public service and fairness in the application of the law to all citizens has since been recognized by the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia (2011 Honorable William F. Hall Award); the Peace Islands Institute (2013 Public Service Award); the Citizens Crime Commission for the Delaware Valley (2013 Thomas Jefferson Award); and the NAACP (2015 Civil Rights Champions Award).  Mr. Memeger was also recognized by the Legal Intelligencer (the oldest law journal in the United States) as the Pennsylvania Attorney of the Year for 2014.

Mr. Memeger is a member of the Penn Law Chapter of the American Inns of Court; the Philadelphia Bar Association; and The Philadelphia Barristers’ Association. Prior to his appointment as United States Attorney, Mr. Memeger served on the Board of Trustees for the People’s Light & Theatre Company, and as a member of the Regional Selection Committee for the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholarship Foundation.

Updated March 15, 2016