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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Tracy Doherty-McCormick

Acting U.S. Attorney Tracy Doherty-McCormick

Department of Justice

Tracy Doherty-McCormick is the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA). Prior to her current appointment, Doherty-McCormick served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney for EDVA from February 2016 to January 28, 2018.


As the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District, Doherty-McCormick leads over 120 prosecutors and civil litigators in Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk, and Newport News, and supervises the prosecution of all federal crimes and the litigation of all civil matters in which the federal government has an interest.


Doherty-McCormick is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and Stonehill College. She clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Payne, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and worked on litigation and corporate matters at law firms in the United States and abroad, cyberspace policy at a consulting firm, and federal criminal legislation in the United States Senate. She has been involved in rule of law issues in a variety of capacities and studied Mandarin at a language center affiliated with the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Doherty-McCormick served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in EDVA from December 2007 through September 2011, prosecuting narcotics, cyber-crime, and national security cases. She returned to the office in October 2014 and was selected as First Assistant U.S. Attorney for EDVA in February 2016.

Updated February 2, 2018

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