United States Attorney,
Adam L. Braverman
Adam L. Braverman, a veteran prosecutor who has spent a significant part of his government career pursuing large-scale international drug trafficking cartels, took the oath of office November 16, 2017 to become U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California following his interim appointment by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Mr. Braverman, a native of Columbus, Ohio, has been a federal prosecutor in San Diego since 2008. He was most recently deputy chief of the Criminal Enterprises Section, which investigates and prosecutes international and domestic narcotics trafficking organizations and criminal street gangs.
During his tenure as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Braverman led one of the Department of Justice’s most successful investigations and prosecutions of the Sinaloa Cartel, which resulted in the indictments of more than 125 people, including the command and control structure of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Mr. Braverman has been the recipient of numerous significant awards in recent years, including a Justice Department honor for superior performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 2017 and the prestigious J. Michael Bradford Award from the National Association of Former United States Attorneys in 2016 for most outstanding performance by an Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Mr. Braverman earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and criminal justice from The George Washington University in 1997 and his law degree from The George Washington University School of Law in 2000. He began his legal career as a law clerk, first for Washington, D.C. Superior Court Judge Ann O’Regan Keary in 2000 and then for U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton in the District of Columbia in 2002.
In 2004, Braverman went to work in private practice at Goodwin Procter in Washington, D.C. and then became a law clerk for Judge Consuelo M. Callahan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2007. He joined the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Diego in 2008.