Kate E. Brubacher was sworn in as the 42nd presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney (USA) for the District of Kansas on March 10, 2023. She was nominated by President Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As U.S. Attorney she is the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District, which encompasses all 105 counties in Kansas.
Ms. Brubacher is the first woman to hold the office.
As U.S. Attorney, Ms. Brubacher supervises the investigation and prosecution of all federal crimes and the litigation of all civil matters in which the United States has an interest. She leads a staff of approximately 100 lawyers, paralegals and other support professionals who work in three offices associated with the federal courts in Wichita, Kansas City, and Topeka, Kansas.
Ms. Brubacher is a native of Newton, Kansas. She previously served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in the Jackson County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Prior to her government service, Ms. Brubacher was an associate at Cooley LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, both in New York, New York.
Ms. Brubacher received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and her law degree from Yale Law School. She also holds a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School.