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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Emily Gray Rice

US Attorney, Emily Gray Rice

             Emily Gray Rice was sworn in on January 8, 2016 as the 56th United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire after being nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.

            Ms. Rice has been a trial lawyer for thirty years.  She began her legal career at the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, representing the State of New Hampshire before the state and federal courts and administrative bodies.  During her final three years there, she served as a senior assistant attorney general and chief of the bureau of civil law.  After leaving the Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Rice spent more than two decades in private litigation practice, handling both trials and appeals.  Immediately prior to becoming United States Attorney, she was a shareholder with Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, working in its Manchester, New Hampshire office. 

            Ms. Rice has been recognized by the New Hampshire Bar Association with the E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionalism; by the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association with the Marilla Ricker Achievement Award; and by the New Hampshire Bar Association as an Honorary Fellow.  Before becoming United States Attorney, she was the co-chair as of the New Hampshire Governor’s Judicial Selection Commission; the chair of the Leadership Council of the New Hampshire Campaign for Legal Services; and a member of the adjunct faculty at the UNH School of Law.  Ms. Rice is a product of the Philadelphia public schools and earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Boston University.  She is a proud graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law.


Updated February 9, 2016