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Administrative Division

Martha Stratton, Administrative Officer

The Administrative Division consists of Budget and Finance, Human Resources, Support Services, and Office Automation and Information Systems. The purpose of the Administrative Division is to provide a full range of office support, as well as to advise and assist the United States Attorney and management officials on administrative matters.


Appellate Division

Steven D. Clymer, Chief

The Appellate Division is responsible for the litigation of criminal appeals arising from our prosecutions and the oversight of our civil appeals. The responsibilities of the Appellate Division include writing briefs and presenting arguments in the circuit court of appeal, assisting other AUSAs in drafting and editing briefs, and conducting moot courts and otherwise preparing AUSAs for oral arguments.


Civil Division

Thomas Spina, Chief

The Civil Division defends federal agencies and employees in tort claims, constitutional torts, medical malpractice, bankruptcy, and general civil litigation. It also pursues affirmative civil enforcement actions under, inter alia, the False Claims Act. The Civil Division includes a Financial Litigation Unit, which litigates debt collection issues and collects criminal and civil debts owed to the United States and others including judgments, fines, restitution, and penalties.


Criminal Division

Elizabeth C. Coombe, Chief

Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) in the Criminal Division investigate and prosecute violations of the federal criminal laws in the Northern District of New York. Our prosecutors handle cases involving a wide array of criminal activity including terrorism, drug trafficking, firearms violations, gang violence, immigration offenses, child pornography and exploitation, infringement on civil rights, environmental crimes, smuggling, organized crime, public corruption, and white collar offenses. The Criminal Division also works with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to prevent and deter possible terrorism and related criminal activity.


Updated July 24, 2017

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