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Two Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Take Oath Of Office

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

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Tara Tighe, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia welcomed two new litigators today as Erin M. Carter and Tara N. Tighe were appointed to the position of Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced today.

Carter and Tighe took the formal oath of office before Chief U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey this afternoon. U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld is “thrilled to have Erin and Tara join our team. They have each shown skill and dedication that I know will be a tremendous asset to the office.”

Carter, of Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, was appointed to the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She attended Vanderbilt University Law School where she graduated with a JD in 2009. Erin served as a Special Project Editor on the Vanderbilt Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court Executive Board. Prior to her appointment as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Carter was an Associate at Duane Morris, LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her practice focused on commercial, securities, and antitrust litigation as well as white collar criminal investigations. She also previously worked at Dechert, LLP and the Pennsylvania Health Law Project.

Tighe, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was appointed to the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She will also serve as Public Information Officer and Community Outreach Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She is a proud 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental and Public Health Law Journal. Upon graduation, Tara was inducted into the Order of the Barristers, a national honor society recognizing excellence in oral and written advocacy. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Tighe worked as an electronic discovery attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania specializing in mass tort litigation and commercial arbitration.

Carter and Tighe are avid fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. Both live in the Wheeling area.

Updated January 7, 2015