Christopher Chiou is the Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada. Prior to March 2021, Mr. Chiou had served as the District’s First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy U.S. Attorney.
As Acting U.S. Attorney, Mr. Chiou serves as the District of Nevada’s chief federal law enforcement officer, overseeing all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the District. He supervises an office of over 100 staff professionals and Assistant U.S. Attorneys, prosecuting cases involving white collar crime, violent and organized crime, cybercrime, terrorism, narcotics trafficking, public corruption, and civil rights violations, and handling a wide range of affirmative and defensive civil litigation, including asset forfeiture, financial litigation, and programs fraud.
Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Chiou was a partner at an international law firm, where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and compliance matters. Mr. Chiou received his undergraduate degree from Williams College (B.A., Economics; Psychology) and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.