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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

Friday, December 19, 2014

David Rivera Confirmed By US Senate As United States Attorney For The Middle District Of Tennessee

David Rivera has been confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

President Barack Obama nominated Rivera for this post June 19, 2014.  The President said of Rivera that he had proven himself to be not only a top flight attorney but a dedicated public servant.  Mr. Obama went on to say that he was grateful for the work already accomplished on behalf of the American people and confident that Rivera will ensure justice will be served during his tenure as United States Attorney.

The Senate confirmed Rivera’s nomination by unanimous consent during an evening session of the Senate on December 16.

David Rivera has been the Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee since April 2013.  He has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Tennessee since 2004, during which time he has held leadership positions including First Assistant United States Attorney, Chief and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.  From 1999 to 2004, he worked in the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Puerto Rico, serving as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division.  Mr. Rivera is a highly decorated prosecutor who has received numerous awards and is twice recipient of the Department of Justice’s prestigious Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant United States Attorney for his work in the investigation and prosecution of public corruption and financial crimes.  Mr. Rivera was an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, Florida and an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York.  Mr. Rivera also served in the United States Air Force and the United States Air National Guard.

Updated March 19, 2015