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Deputy Attorney General Recognizes Northern District Of Oklahoma Supervisor Employee

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

Civil Chief Cathy McClanahan of the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Oklahoma was one of 162 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Director James Crowell, IV at the 34th Director’s Awards Ceremony today in Washington D.C.

The Northern District of Oklahoma was one of 35 districts represented at the ceremony, which was held in the Great Hall at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building.

Civil Chief Cathy McClanahan was awarded the Director’s Award for Excellence in Management for her superior performance in a supervisory role.  Specifically, Ms. McClanahan was recognized for managing in a proactive, inventive and forward-thinking manner that met the challenge of diminishing resources and led her Division to a high and sustained level of success. Ms. McClanahan assumed responsibility for the Northern District of Oklahoma’s Civil Division in 2008.  Before that time, she served as a Civil Division Assistant United States Attorney for thirteen years.  Prior to joining the office, she worked in general civil litigation at a large law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Immediately prior to that experience, Civil Chief McClanahan clerked for the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr., Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

United States Attorney Trent Shores stated, “Cathy is an extraordinary AUSA and stellar supervisor.  Her knowledge, expertise, and judgment have been a driving factor in the success of the Northern District of Oklahoma’s Civil Division for over a decade.  This award was well deserved.”


Cathy McClanahan

Updated June 18, 2018

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