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Nicholas A. Trutanich


U.S. Attorney Trutanich

Nicholas A. Trutanich is the United States Attorney for the District of Nevada. He was nominated by President Donald J. Trump and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.  

As United States Attorney, Mr. Trutanich oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the District of Nevada. He supervises an office of over 100 staff and Assistant United States Attorneys, who handle cases involving violent and organized crime, cybercrime, domestic and international terrorism, narcotics trafficking, white collar crime, public corruption, civil rights violations, and a wide range of affirmative and defensive litigation, including asset forfeiture, financial litigation, environmental enforcement, and programs fraud.

Prior to becoming United States Attorney on January 16, 2019, Mr. Trutanich served as the First Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff at the Office of Nevada’s Attorney General. In those positions, Mr. Trutanich led nearly 400 state attorneys, staff and criminal investigators, including criminal prosecutors, gaming lawyers, appellate attorneys, and civil litigators.

Mr. Trutanich previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney, where he handled complex grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions, including mortgage fraud, money laundering, identity theft, tax fraud, human trafficking, national security, illegal firearm, and immigration offenses. Mr. Trutanich volunteered to detail to Iraq as the Deputy Justice Attaché, where he coordinated, counseled, and supervised various law enforcement partners. He also advised on ongoing counterterrorism prosecutions and acted as the liaison to members of the Iraqi judiciary and law enforcement.

Mr. Trutanich has also worked as a litigator in a major international law firm and clerked in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

He received his B.S. from University of California, Davis and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.  He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.



Updated April 23, 2019

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