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Meet the United States Attorney

Nicholas A. Trutanich


U.S. Attorney Trutanich

Nicholas A. Trutanich is the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada. He was nominated by President Donald J. Trump and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Prior to January 2019, Mr. Trutanich served as the First Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff at the Office of Nevada’s Attorney General.

As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Trutanich oversees 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 professionals and Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs), prosecuting cases involving white collar crime, violent and organized crime, cybercrime, terrorism, narcotics trafficking, public corruption, and civil rights violations, as well as a wide range of affirmative and defensive civil litigation, including asset forfeiture, financial litigation, and programs fraud. Mr. Trutanich contributes to several leadership roles in the Department of Justice, including serving on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee and on a working group for the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.

As Nevada’s First Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff, Mr. Trutanich led nearly 400 state attorneys, staff professionals, and criminal investigators.

Mr. Trutanich previously served as an AUSA in the Central District of California, where he handled complex grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions, including mortgage fraud, money laundering, identity theft, tax fraud, and national security. Mr. Trutanich volunteered to detail to Iraq as the Deputy Justice Attaché, where he counseled and supervised law enforcement partners. When Mr. Trutanich moved to Nevada in 2014, he was the Deputy Chief of the Violent and Organized Crimes Section.

After law school, Mr. Trutanich started his legal career as a litigator at an international law firm, and clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Trutanich received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Davis (B.S., Managerial Economics) and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.


Updated April 20, 2020

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