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ATLANTA – The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung J. “BJay” Pak has announced the appointment of eight new Assistant U.S. Attorneys to support our mission to enforce the law and defend the interests of the citizens we serve in this district.
“The opportunity to represent the United States is one of the greatest honors for a lawyer,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “I’m honored to lead these exceptionally talented and dedicated lawyers whose commitment to public service is unmatched.”
Angela Adams joins the office from the Department of Justice in Washington, where she served as a trial attorney in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division. She is pleased to return to Atlanta, where she previously spent six years with Alston & Bird LLP, specializing in government investigations and white collar crime and serving as lead associate in a high-profile criminal RICO case involving school officials. Angela received her law degree from Howard University School of Law and graduated, magna cum laude, from Clark Atlanta University with a B.A. She has also clerked for Hon. Clarence Cooper, Senior District Court Judge in the Northern District of Georgia. Angela is a member of the Criminal Division.
Austin Hall returned to the office from the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, where he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU). Before leaving for MFCU, Austin worked as a Civil Assistant U.S. Attorney on cases involving the securitization of residential mortgages and violations of the Controlled Substances Act. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Associate at Alston & Bird LLP, focused on federal securities fraud, SEC enforcement and insider trading cases. Additionally, he has served as a Judicial Extern for Hon. Frank Mays Hull, on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Austin earned his law degree cum laude from Georgia State University School of Law, where he served as a Board Member for the Georgia State University Law Review, and graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of the South – Sewanee. Austin is a member of the Civil Division.
Theodore Hertzberg was previously an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Georgia, where he served as the Asset Forfeiture Chief. He has experience in a wide variety of cases, including OCDETF and violent crimes. Prior to joining the SDGA, Teddy was an associate with Kramer Levin in New York City. He also clerked for Hon. Kristi DuBose, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. He received his law degree from New York University, and his B.A., cum laude, from Amherst. Teddy is a member of the Criminal Division.
Flora Manship was previously a Senior Associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Atlanta, where she focused on labor and employment litigation. Flora received her law degree from Emory University School of Law, where she served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Emory International Law Review. She graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She served as a Summer Law Clerk for California Rural Legal Assistance in San Francisco and completed an externship with The Coca-Cola Company and a judicial internship with Hon. Allison E. Accurso, Superior Court of New Jersey. Flora is a member of the Civil Division.
Leanne Marek joined the office from Alston & Bird LLP, where she was a Senior Associate focused on white collar matters. She previously served as a summer clerk in the office and as a Third Year Practice Prosecution Clinic Intern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Virginia, where she worked on a wide variety of matters, including the first “bath salts” case in that district. Leanne earned her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University with a B.A. in Political Science. During her time at Auburn, Leanne served as a senator in the Student Government Association. Leanne is a member of the Criminal Division.
Andres Sandoval joined the office from Sequor Law, P.A. (formerly Astigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman, P.A.) in Miami, where he was a civil litigator, specializing in asset recovery, financial fraud, bankruptcy, and other commercial actions, recovering over $70 million on behalf of fraud victims. Prior to practice, he served as Student Extern to the Hon. Robert A. Mark of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Miami. Andres earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, and graduated with a B.A. in political science, cum laude, from Florida International University. Andres is a member of the Civil Division.
Prior to joining the office, Noah Schechtman worked for the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, where he was a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Trial Division and tried a wide range of cases, including narcotics, trafficking, armed robbery and murder. His experience includes serving as clerk for Hon. Daniel J. Yablonsky, Judge of the Superior Court – Passaic Vicinage Criminal Division, as well as an externship with Hon. David E. Peebles, United States Magistrate Judge in the Northern District of New York. He graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law, received a B.S. in Business Administration from George Washington University, and currently coaches the mock trial team at Emory Law School. Noah is a member of the Criminal Division.
Erin Spritzer joined the office from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia, where she prosecuted narcotics, firearms, public corruption and child pornography cases. Prior to that, she worked as an Associate with the Law Office of Arthur W. Leach, specializing in white collar criminal and civil defensive matters. She served as a Law Fellow for Hon. Paul M. Newby, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Erin earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law, where she was managing editor of the Emory International Law Review, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in Spanish. Erin is a member of the Criminal Division.
For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016. The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga.