First Assistant United States Attorney
Mr. Alex G. Tse is the First Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of California. He originally took the position in February of 2016. Mr. Tse became Acting United States Attorney on January 7, 2018, and U.S. Attorney by virtue of Northern District of California Judicial appointment on August 4, 2018. He resumed his position as First Assistant on January 15, 2019.
Mr. Tse began his legal career in private practice. He became a line Assistant US Attorney in the Civil Division in 1994. In 2001, Mr. Tse became a Deputy Chief of the Civil Division. In late 2006, Mr. Tse left the US Attorney’s Office and became an Assistant Chief City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco. In late 2012, Mr. Tse returned to the US Attorney’s Office as the Chief of the Civil Division. In 2016, he received a Special Commendation from the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice, and he received a Director’s Award for Superior Performance from the Executive Office of US Attorneys in 2017.
Mr. Tse is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney
Mr. Eaton serves as the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney. Mr. Eaton has held this role since he joined the office in 2007. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Eaton served as an Assistant General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, General Counsel’s Office from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Eaton spent his last year with the Executive Office as the Director’s Hearing Officer, presiding over Assistant U.S. Attorney and senior Executive Office employee grievance and disciplinary actions. Prior to his tenure with the Executive Office, Mr. Eaton served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. While on active duty in the Army, Mr. Eaton served as a prosecutor, labor and employment law attorney, and the operational law advisor to the Commanding General of the 25th Infantry Division (Light) in Hawaii. In addition, while on active duty, Mr. Eaton served as the Chief of Military Justice and primary legal advisor to the Ground Forces Commander for the U.S. Army-led Northern Division of the multinational stabilization force deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mr. Eaton graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and received his law degree from the University of San Francisco.
Chief, Criminal Division
Ms. Valliere previously served as the Chief of the Appellate Division. Ms. Valliere joined the United States Attorney’s Office in November of 2004, and has been the Chief of the Appellate Division since 2005. From 2010 to 2012, she was the Chairperson of the Appellate Chiefs’ Working Group of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, and was a member of that group from 2008 through 2012. Ms. Valliere was also an Appellate Lawyer Representative to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Between 2002 and 2004, she was the Deputy Chief of the Appellate Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia. Ms. Valliere joined the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia in 1989 and rotated through the Superior Court Division, Special Proceedings Division, Public Corruption Section of the Criminal Division, and the Civil Division before returning to the Appellate Division in 1995. Before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, she spent two years in private practice at the law firm of Palmer & Dodge in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Valliere graduated from Brown University and received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.
Chief, Civil Division
Ms. Winslow serves as the Chief of the Civil Division. She joined the United States Attorney’s Office as an Assistant United States Attorney in 2001, and served as a Deputy Chief of the Civil Division from 2003 to 2016. As Deputy Chief, Ms. Winslow supervised the Office’s affirmative civil enforcement cases under the False Claims Act and other statutes. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, she handled False Claims Act cases as a Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice’s Civil Division from 1996 to 2001. Ms. Winslow was a judicial clerk for Judge John M. Steadman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals from 1995 to 1996. She graduated from Syracuse University and received her law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
J. Douglas Wilson
Chief, Appellate Division
Mr. Wilson previously served as the Counsel to the U.S. Attorney. Mr. Wilson joined the United States Attorney’s Office in 1999. Prior to his current position, Mr. Wilson served as Chief of the Criminal Division from 2013 to 2014, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division from 2010 to 2013, Chief of the National Security Unit from 2008 to 2009, and Appellate Chief from 1999 to 2002. In 2009, Mr. Wilson was detailed from the Office to be the Executive Director of the President’s Task Force on Interrogation and Transfer Policy in Washington D.C. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Wilson was detailed to the Enron Task Force. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Wilson was Special Assistant to the Counsel for Intelligence Policy at the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review in the Department of Justice. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office Mr. Wilson was an attorney in the Appellate Section of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. 1988 to 1999. Mr. Wilson has served as a Professional Responsibility Officer for the Department since 1994. From 1985 through 1986, Mr. Wilson served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Chief, Tax Division
Mr. Moore serves as the Chief of the Tax Division. Mr. Moore joined the United States Attorney’s Office in 1992, serving 15 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Tax Division before being promoted to Chief in 2007. Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Moore served four years as a Trial Attorney with United States Department of Justice, Tax Division, Civil Trial Section, Western Region from 1988 to 1992. He is a graduate of Auburn University and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.