John J. Farley became Acting United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire on March 7, 2021. He has served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney since 2016.
Acting U.S. Attorney Farley has been with the U.S. Department of Justice for over 25 years. After clerking for a federal district judge, he joined the Department through the Honors Program in 1995. He worked for the Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section and prosecuted drug cases in multiple locations, including Texas, California, and Puerto Rico. He then worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston from 1998 to 2004, where he prosecuted drug and public corruption cases.
In 2004, he joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Hampshire. From 2004 to 2012, he worked in the Civil Division handling Affirmative Civil Enforcement matters, including civil health care fraud and civil rights matters. He then moved to the Criminal Division, where he served as the Lead Task Force Attorney for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases. He also served as Acting U.S. Attorney from March of 2017 to March of 2018.
Acting U.S. Attorney Farley has a B.A. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame. He obtained his law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center.