ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has appointed United States Attorney Alexander M.M. Uballez of the District of New Mexico to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys (AGAC). The AGAC was created in 1973 and advises the Attorney General on matters of policy, procedure, and management impacting the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys and elevates the voices of U.S. Attorneys on essential matters facing the Department of Justice.
“United States Attorneys work every day throughout the country to advance our mission of upholding the rule of law, keeping our country safe, and protecting civil rights,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “I am grateful for the perspective the newest members of the Committee will provide on behalf of federal prosecutors across the country and the communities they serve.”
“It is an honor to advise Attorney General Garland and amplify the needs of New Mexico, the Tenth Circuit, and the hundreds of career civil servants who serve our southwestern communities,” said U.S. Attorney Uballez. “The issues we face are many, but it is through strong partnerships that we rise above our most intractable challenges. I am proud to work collaboratively with U.S. Attorneys from across the nation to shape Department policy and develop innovative and effective strategies to serve our communities.”
U.S. Attorney Uballez was appointed by the President Biden and sworn in as United States Attorney on May 24, 2022. As United States Attorney, Mr. Uballez is the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District of New Mexico. He also serves as the vice-chair of the Native American Issues Subcommittee to the AGAC, as well as a member of the Border & Immigration, Environmental Justice and Environmental Issues, Office Management and Budget and Violent & Organized Crime Subcommittees.
Prior to his confirmation as United States Attorney, Mr. Uballez was as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Mexico where he led organized crime investigations and prosecuted child sexual abuse and human trafficking crimes, transnational and organized crime, and violent crime. Previously, Mr. Uballez served as an Assistant District Attorney in the First and Second Judicial District Attorney’s Offices of New Mexico where he prosecuted crimes against children, community and drug crimes, domestic violence and driving while intoxicated offenses.
The AGAC is comprised of 14 United States Attorneys, and U.S. Attorney Uballez will serve alongside the Committee’s Chair: U.S. Attorney Damian Williams (SDNY), Vice-Chair: U.S. Attorney Gary Restaino (DAZ), as well as U.S. Attorney Ryan Buchanan, (NDGA), U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves (DDC), U.S. Attorney Alamdar Hamdani (SDTX), U.S. Attorney Gregory Harris (CDIL), U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh (WDVA), U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger (DMN), U.S. Attorney Darcie McElwee (DME), U.S. Attorney Eric Olshan (WDPA), U.S. Attorney Kenneth Parker (SDOH), U.S. Attorney Breon Peace (EDNY), and U.S. Attorney Natalie Wight (DOR).
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