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Staff Profile
U.S. Attorney

Rebecca C. Lutzko

Rebecca C. Lutzko was appointed as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio on June 9, 2023.  She leads a staff of approximately 175 employees, located in offices in Cleveland, Toledo, Akron, and Youngstown, who represent the United States of America in federal courts in Ohio’s northern 40 counties.  Ms. Lutzko supervises the prosecution of federal crimes in the district, including crimes related to public corruption, civil rights violations, white collar crime, child exploitation, terrorism, firearms offenses, narcotics offenses, violent crimes and more.  The office also defends the United States in civil cases, files civil suits and conducts civil investigations on behalf of the United States, and collects debts owed to the United States.

Ms. Lutzko has served the district as an Assistant United States Attorney since 2005, holding both leadership and line assistant positions in the office.  She served as the Chief of the Appeals Unit from 2017 to 2023, overseeing all briefing and arguments by the office in criminal cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  She also served as the Deputy Chief of the Major Fraud and Corruption Unit from 2010 to 2011.  Ms. Lutzko has prosecuted complex criminal cases involving fraud, money laundering, campaign-finance violations, public corruption, government-program fraud, and investment fraud, including a scheme to defraud almost 600 investors based on false claims involving the purported FDA-approval of a medical device.  She has also prosecuted numerous complex narcotics conspiracies, including a large online pharmacy operation that illegally distributed approximately 4 million prescription pills in more than 40 states, as well as other doctor-involved drug trafficking and healthcare-fraud schemes. 

Before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Lutzko was an associate at BakerHostetler in Cleveland, from 1998 to 2005.  Prior to that, she served as a law clerk for The Honorable Alice M. Batchelder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Ms. Lutzko received her J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 1997, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston University in 1993.

Dates of Service
2023 - Present
Updated August 31, 2023