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The U.S. Attorney's Office Welcomes More Federal Prosecutors

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced and welcomed Assistant United States Attorneys Kathleen Stoughton and Elliott Daniels to her staff this week. 

Katie Stoughton graduated from the South Carolina Honors College at the University of South Carolina and The George Washington University Law School.  She previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis W. Shedd on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Terry L. Wooten, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.  Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she served as Counsel to United States Senator Lindsey O. Graham on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Katie will join the Appellate Division.

Elliott Daniels obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from The George Washington University and studied law at Oxford University, where he received a diploma in international and human rights law.  Prior to law school, he worked abroad and in Washington, D.C., in the international human rights field.  Elliott most recently worked as a civil defense attorney at Murphy & Grantland, P.A. in Columbia, where he led the firm’s practice group representing survivors of trafficking.  He will join the Criminal Division with a focus on Violent Crime.



Lance Crick (864) 282-2105

Updated October 16, 2018

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