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Meet the Acting U.S. Attorney

Grant C. Jaquith

Grant C. Jaquith became the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York on January 5, 2018.  Mr. Jaquith had been serving as the Acting United States Attorney since July 1, 2017.  He was the First Assistant U.S. Attorney from 2010 until July 2017 and an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 1989, serving as Chief of the Criminal Division from 2006-2010 and Chief of the Albany Office and Narcotics Chief from 1998-2006. In 2016, Mr. Jaquith was honored with a Director’s Award for Executive Achievement.

Mr. Jaquith served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1982-2011, rising to the rank of Colonel in 2004. His military awards include the Legion of Merit. Mr. Jaquith was as an Army Circuit Judge from 2001-2010, presiding over courts-martial at forts throughout the continental United States and in Alaska, Germany, and Korea. In 2006, Mr. Jaquith spent three months on active duty as the trial judge at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Jaquith was in the litigation department of a Syracuse law firm (1988-89) and a Judge Advocate on active duty in the U.S. Army (1982-88), where his work included administrative law, labor law, settlement of civil claims, legal assistance to soldiers, retirees, and their families, and criminal prosecutions. In 1984, he also taught Juvenile Law and Federal Income Taxation at Drury College. In 1982, he interned at the Public Defender’s Office in Gainesville, Florida.

Mr. Jaquith received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law in 1982 and a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in business administration/accounting from Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina, in 1979, from which he was a Distinguished Military Graduate.

Updated January 4, 2018

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