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Jill Westmoreland Rose To Serve As Acting United States Attorney For The Western District Of North Carolina

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of North Carolina
United States Attorney Anne M. Tompkins Western District Of North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Jill Westmoreland Rose will become the Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina (WDNC), following the departure of U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins on March 9, 2015. Ms. Rose served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney to Ms. Tompkins.

Ms. Rose has been an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Western District since 1999. During her 16-year tenure with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Rose has served as lead attorney for WDNC’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program, Deputy Criminal Chief, Chief of the Criminal Division and First Assistant United States Attorney. Over the course of her career as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Rose has handled a variety of cases, including domestic and international drug trafficking and money laundering, violent crime, financial fraud, domestic terrorism and national security cases. Notably, Ms. Rose prosecuted the nation’s first successful federal death penalty case against MS-13 gang member Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana (U.S. v. Ayala et al., 3:08-cr-134) and the nation’s first successful federal death penalty case involving the Violence Against Women Act (U.S. v. Barnette, 3:97-cr-23).

While serving as WDNC’s Chief of the Criminal Division, Ms. Rose was member of the Attorney General’s Criminal Chief’s Working Group, advising the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General on substantive legal and law enforcement issues.

Prior to becoming an AUSA, Ms. Rose was an Assistant District Attorney for the 29th Prosecutorial District of North Carolina (1990-1999).

Ms. Rose graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987 and Campbell University School of Law in 1990. Ms. Rose is a member of the Harry C. Martin Chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Updated March 19, 2015