PROVIDENCE – U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Cunha announced today that he has appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Love Hubbard to serve as Chief of the Office’s Civil Division, overseeing a complex and growing practice that represents the interests of the United States in litigation in the federal District Courts as well as on appeal. The Division’s work encompasses affirmative civil cases and investigations, in which the government sues to address fraud, recover federal funds, and enforce a variety of other statutes; defensive litigation, in which the United States represents the government and its agencies and employees in suits filed in federal court; and civil rights, as well as a number of other non-criminal areas of focus that defend the public interest and enforce federal law.
Mr. Hubbard joined the United States Attorney’s Office in 2021; at the time, he was a partner in the law firm of Medina Orthwein. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hubbard served as a law clerk to the Honorable Neil Wake of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and held litigation roles with two nationally prominent law firms. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and Yale Law School. He succeeds Bethany N. Wong, who has served as civil Chief for the past two years, overseeing substantial growth and expansion in the Office’s already thriving civil practice, particularly in the area of affirmative litigation; Ms. Wong will continue to focus on those critical and significant matters by serving as the office’s Affirmative Civil Enforcement Coordinator.