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Betsy C. Jividen – First Assistant United States AttorneyBetsy Jividen

Betsy Steinfeld Jividen is First Assistant United States Attorney. Over the course of her career, she has been named First Assistant United States Attorney by three different United States Attorneys.

When she was sworn in as an Assistant in 1980, Ms. Steinfeld Jividen became
the first woman to hold the position in the Northern District of West Virginia. Over the past thirty years, she has served in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions, has been responsible for all types of civil and criminal litigation typically handled by the office, and has also held the positions of Civil Chief, Senior Litigation Counsel, and Interim United States Attorney.

Ms. Jividen also served a number of years as an Adjunct Professor at the West Virginia University College of Law, teaching sections in both Appellate Advocacy and Trial Advocacy. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the West Virginia University College of Law.
She and her husband are the parents of four children.

Helen Campbell Altmeyer – Civil Division ChiefHelen Altmeyer

Helen Campbell Altmeyer is the Chief of the Civil Division. She has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division since 1989. Ms. Altmeyer has represented the United States, its agencies, and representatives in all types of affirmative and defensive civil litigation, with a particular emphasis and specialization in the defense of medical malpractice actions.

Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Ms. Altmeyer was an Associate at Bachmann, Hess, Bachmann & Garden, in Wheeling, West Virginia. She also served as an Assistant County Prosecutor in Ohio County, West Virginia, where she was primarily responsible for handling child abuse and neglect cases.

Ms. Altmeyer is a graduate of Villanova University and earned her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She and her husband have raised two sons and two daughters.

Randolph J. Bernard – Criminal Division ChiefRandy Bernard

Randolph J. Bernard is the Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Bernard joined the office in 2002, and has experience prosecuting a wide range of criminal
cases, including drugs and violent crimes, firearms, white collar offenses, fraud and tax cases, and child pornography cases.

Mr. Bernard has served as the District Office Security Manager.

Before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Bernard served
as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Wheeling, West Virginia Resident Agency. Prior to the FBI, he was a litigator with
Coolidge, Wall, Womsley & Lombard in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Bernard is a
1987 magna cum laude graduate of Ohio Northern University College of Law and a 1984 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Fawn E. Thomas – Administrative OfficerFawn Thomas

Fawn E. Thomas is the Administrative Officer, serving as the Chief of the Administrative Division and as the primary advisor to the United States Attorney for planning and managing all office resources. Ms. Thomas
has been with the office since 1983, and prior to her appointment as Administrative Officer, she served as the Public Affairs Specialist and the Human Resource Specialist. Ms. Thomas was an EEO Investigator for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys and is presently an Evaluation
and Review Staff Evaluator.

Paul T. Camilletti – Criminal Division Deputy Chief

Paul T. Camilletti is the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. Mr. Camilletti joinedPaul Camilletti
the office in 1991 as an Assistant United States Attorney responsible for Asset Forfeiture. He has also served as a task force attorney for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. He has prosecuted a variety of criminal cases including narcotics, violent crimes, firearms, fraud and white collar crimes. He presently serves as the AntiTerrorism Advisory Committee Coordinator, National Security Cyber Specialist and Crisis Management Coordinator.

Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Camilletti was a partner in the law firm of Camilletti & Sacco in Wheeling, West Virginia. He has also served as an assistant Prosecuting Attorney in both the Ohio County and Marshall County, West Virginia Prosecutor’s offices.

Mr. Camilletti graduated magna cum laud from West Virginia University and received his law degree in 1978 from the West Virginia University College of Law. He and his wife have one daughter.

Traci M. Cook - Branch Office Supervisor Clarksburg

Traci M Cook

Traci M. Cook is the branch office supervisor in the Clarksburg office.  Ms. Cook joined the office in 2016 and has experience prosecuting violent crimes, narcotic and controlled substances, firearms, fraud, property crimes, and sexual assault.

Before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Cook was a senior assistant prosecuting attorney in Harrison County.  She also served as an associate attorney at Reed Kimble PLLC in Morgantown, West Virginia.  Prior to that she was an assistant public defender in Clarksburg, West Virginia and an associate attorney at Seibert & Kasserman, LC in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Ms. Cook is a 1992 graduate of West Liberty University and a 1996 graduate of West Virginia University College of Law where she was Order of the Barristers and a Lugar Cup finalist.

Updated October 13, 2017

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