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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Brian Stretch

United States Attorney

Brian was appointed to the position of United States Attorney March 30, 2016. Prior to his current position, Brian served as the First Assistant United States Attorney.  He was the First Assistant from 2010 until becoming Acting U.S. Attorney in 2015 and then being promoted to his current position. Prior to his service as First Assistant, Brian was the Chief of the Criminal Division from August 2007 to October 2010.

Brian joined the United States Attorney’s Office in 1999. From 1999 through 2003, Brian worked in both the Oakland Branch Office and the San Francisco Office as part of the Organized Crime Strike Force, the Anti-Terrorism Unit, and the Securities Fraud Unit. In 2003 and 2004, Brian was Chief of the Major Crimes Unit in the San Francisco Office. In 2005, he served as Chief of the Oakland Branch Office. In 2006, he returned to the San Francisco Office and served as Senior Litigation Counsel in the Criminal Division until August 2007. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Brian was a Deputy District Attorney in the Marin County District Attorney’s Office between 1994 and 1999. From 1992 until 1993, Brian served as a judicial clerk to the San Francisco Superior Court Bench. Between 1986 and 1988, Brian was a teacher and coach at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Georgetown University Law Center.

Updated April 14, 2016