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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of California

Monday, March 1, 2021

Randy Grossman named Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California

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Kelly Thornton (619) 546-9726    



SAN DIEGO - Randy Grossman, who has served as second-in-command at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, began his term as acting U.S. Attorney today.

Photo of Acting US Attorney Randy S. Grossman

Mr. Grossman stated, “I am honored to serve as the Acting United States Attorney. (Former U.S. Attorney) Bob Brewer’s steady leadership during these unprecedented times set a tremendous example. I look forward to continuing the office’s focus on civility and ethics as we fulfill our mission of ensuring public safety and the fair and impartial administration of justice.”

Mr. Grossman is an experienced prosecutor, private practice litigator and community leader. Mr. Grossman began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. During his eight years as a state prosecutor, he tried more than 70 cases to verdict including homicides and other crimes of violence. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Grossman entered private practice as a partner at two international law firms. His practice areas included complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations and pro bono representation of refugees seeking asylum.

In March 2020, Mr. Grossman returned to public service as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of California where he served in the Border Enforcement Section and the Major Frauds/Public Corruption Section. He was selected to become First Assistant U.S. Attorney in September 2020. Mr. Grossman serves as a Trustee for California Western School of Law and he serves on a statewide civility task force associated with the California Lawyers Association and the State Bar of California.

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Updated March 1, 2021