Henry C. Leventis is the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Mr. Leventis was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on July 28, 2022. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 15, 2022.
As United States Attorney, Mr. Leventis oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the Middle District of Tennessee. He leads an office of approximately 90 federal prosecutors, civil litigators, and support personnel in its mission to enforce federal law, advocate for crime victims, and represent the United States’ interests in federal court. Matters handled by Mr. Leventis’s office include public corruption, civil rights, health care and other complex fraud, gang violence, human trafficking, cybercrime, civil enforcement of the federal False Claims Act, and the investigation and prosecution of domestic and international terrorism. The office serves over 2.5 million people in 31 counties and is based in Nashville, the state capital.
Mr. Leventis first joined the Justice Department in 2010 as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division. In that role, he investigated and prosecuted criminal civil rights violations around the United States. He also served as lead trial attorney in federal jury trials throughout the country. In 2011, and again in 2014, Mr. Leventis was recognized by the Civil Rights Division for his sustained superior performance as a Trial Attorney and his advocacy on behalf of the United States.
From 2015 to 2020, Mr. Leventis served as an Assistant United States Attorney (“AUSA”) in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee. As an AUSA, Mr. Leventis focused on white-collar crime and civil rights matters. He served as lead trial attorney for the United States and secured guilty verdicts against numerous defendants, including physicians and healthcare and pharmaceutical executives. Mr. Leventis also held numerous leadership positions in the United States Attorney’s Office, including Deputy Chief of the White-Collar Crime Unit, Director of Litigation over the Civil and Criminal Divisions, and Civil Rights Coordinator.
Immediately prior to returning to the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Leventis was a litigation partner in the Nashville office of Spencer Fane, LLP. He received his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law and his undergraduate degree in political science from the College of Charleston.