Ariana Fajardo Orshan
On September 18, 2018, Ariana Fajardo Orshan was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. She succeeds Benjamin G. Greenberg, who served as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District since March 4, 2017. K. Michael Moore, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, administered the oath of office to Mrs. Fajardo Orshan, who was nominated by President Trump to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida on June 7, 2018. The U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination on August 28, 2018. Prior to her appointment, Mrs. Fajardo Orshan served as a Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida, and as an adjunct professor at Florida International University College of Law. She was appointed to the bench in 2012 by Governor Rick Scott. Before becoming a judge, Mrs. Fajardo Orshan was a partner in a boutique law firm where she specialized in litigation. She began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, where she prosecuted a wide variety of crimes, specializing in narcotics and organized crime. Mrs. Fajardo Orshan was born and raised in Miami. She earned her B.S. from Florida International University and her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law.