From left to right, Gordon Jaquith, Monty Wilkinson, Grant Jaquith, and Richard Hartunian
On June 1, 2016, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Grant C. Jaquith received the Department of Justice Director’s Award for Executive Achievement at the annual Director’s Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in recognition of his work as a prosecutor and supervisor during his 27-year career at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York. Mr. Jaquith received his award from Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and Monty Wilkinson, Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, during a ceremony in the Great Hall of the Department of Justice building. He was one of only two people to receive the Executive Achievement Award, and among 160 Director’s Award recipients from U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country. Mr. Jaquith, who has been the First Assistant U.S. Attorney since 2010, oversees all aspects of the operation of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian, who attended the Director’s Awards ceremony with First Assistant Jaquith and his family, stated: “Grant is the epitome of the ideal Department of Justice executive who does his work in an exceptionally outstanding matter, never seeking credit and always considering the best interests of the Office and the Department. Not only is he relentless in his pursuit of justice, but he consistently supports everyone in the office with his unwavering good cheer and encouragement. His is a career of consistent and continuing excellence, and he is an example to us all at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. I am very pleased that his work has been recognized.”