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Meet the U.S. Attorney


Bruce D. Brandler

Bruce Brandler was appointed United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on October 2, 2016, by order of the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States.  That appointment, which was for 120 days, expired on January 29, 2017.  The District Court judges then appointed Mr. Brandler to serve as United States Attorney until the President appoints a United States Attorney for the district.

Mr. Brandler began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the King’s County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York, where he served from 1981 until 1985.

From 1985 until 1986, Mr. Brandler was the Deputy Chief and then Chief Investigative Counsel for the New York State Senate Committee on Investigations, Taxation and Government Operations in New York City.

Mr. Brandler was appointed an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 1986 and was promoted to Senior Litigation Counsel in 1992 and Chief of the Criminal Division in 2014.  He served as Chief of the Criminal Division until his appointment as United States Attorney on October 2, 2016.

Mr. Brandler graduated from Stony Brook University and received a B.A. in Political Science with honors in 1978, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.  He received his law degree in 1981 from the Boston University School of Law.

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Updated February 7, 2017

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