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Press Release

Christina E. Nolan Sworn in as United States Attorney

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

Burlington, VT. – Christina E. Nolan has taken the oath of office to become the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont. Ms. Nolan was nominated by President Donald Trump on September 28, 2017, and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 9, 2017. She took the oath of office in the chambers of Christina C. Reiss, Chief United States District Judge for the District of Vermont.

Ms. Nolan stated: “It is an honor to serve Vermont and the people of the United States in this new capacity. The United States Attorney’s Office in Vermont is comprised of good and extraordinarily talented people. It is a privilege to be appointed as their United States Attorney and I will strive every day to be worthy of the honor. The USAO looks forward to strengthening our ties with our partners in the community and in federal, state, and local law enforcement. We must collaborate with them closely to tackle the various threats to the health and safety of Vermonters, from the opiate epidemic and violent crime, to crippling financial frauds, to child exploitation.”

As U.S. Attorney, Ms. Nolan is the top-ranking federal law enforcement official in the District of Vermont. She oversees a staff of 48 employees, including 20 attorneys and 28 non-attorney support personnel. The office is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the district, including crimes related to terrorism, public corruption, child exploitation, firearms, and narcotics. The office also defends the United States in civil cases, brings affirmative civil challenges on behalf of the United States, and collects debts owed to the United States.

Ms. Nolan, a Vermont native, has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Vermont since 2010. She has prosecuted a variety of criminal cases, including complex drug trafficking offenses, money laundering, firearms offenses, violent crime, and crimes against children. As a federal prosecutor, she twice received the New England Narcotic Enforcement Officer’s Association Award for Outstanding Contribution.

Ms. Nolan previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. From 2005 to 2009, Ms. Nolan worked as a litigation associate at Goodwin Procter LLP, in Boston, where she concentrated her practice in white collar criminal defense. Ms. Nolan clerked for The Honorable F. Dennis Saylor IV, of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She graduated with departmental honors from the University of Vermont, summa cum laude, with degrees in political science and history. She received a law degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School.

Ms. Nolan is a member of the Vermont and Massachusetts Bar Associations. She is a graduate of Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, Vermont, and was inaugurated into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.

Ms. Nolan is the first female United States Attorney for the District of Vermont. A public ceremony marking Ms. Nolan’s swearing is expected to be scheduled in the near future.

Updated November 27, 2017

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