Antoinette T. Bacon is the Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, and assumed office on September 2, 2020.
Ms. Bacon is a career federal prosecutor, having served in several roles within the Department of Justice, including most recently as the National Elder Justice Coordinator and Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General. Previously, she worked as the National White Collar Crime Coordinator in the Executive Office for United States Attorneys and Senior Litigation Counsel in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio. Her accomplishments include earning two of the highest awards in the Department of Justice, along with special awards from the IRS, U.S. Postal Service, and U.S. Attorney’s Office for her prosecutions of fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.
Ms. Bacon joined the Department of Justice through the Honors Program, as a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division. Prior to joining the Antitrust Division, she clerked for the Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr., United States District Judge, Eastern District of Virginia.
Ms. Bacon earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government from American University. She is married to her husband, Jim, a native of upstate New York.