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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 4, 2015

U.S. Attorney's Office Employee Receives Prestigious Attorney General Award

WASHINGTON – Timothy Reid Dunbar, Automated Litigation Support Specialist, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of North Carolina, was one of the members of the Department of Justice recognized by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Director Monty Wilkinson at the 31st Director’s Awards Ceremony today in Washington, D.C.

The Western District of North Carolina was one of 31 districts represented at the ceremony which was held in the Great Hall at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building.

“Our honorees include career executives and supervisors; Assistant U.S. Attorneys and Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys; appellate attorneys and law enforcement officials; administrators, paralegals, and public affairs officers.  These individuals, and so many others, have faced daunting and sometimes dangerous challenges.  They have dedicated their leadership and their expertise, their time and their energy, to the service of their mission.  And they have remained devoted, at all times, to the high ideals and deeply-held values that animate our country and our cause,” said Attorney General Lynch.

Tim Dunbar’s significant contibutions to the Western District’s Automated Legal Support (ALS) team  have been critical in the prosecution of some of the office’s most complex and high-profile matters, including the historic $16.7 billion Residential Mortgage-Backed Sucurities case against Bank of America, and the public corruption case against former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon.  In addition to managing data, Tim uses his creativity and solution-oriented approach to assist attorneys and agents in efficiently searching and analyzing case-related data.  Moreover, Tim produces highly professional trial graphics, audio files and visual displays, many with hundreds of exhibits.  Tim is also a leading thinker for ALS nationwide, serving on the LAW Beta Test Team and the E-discovery Working Group.

Tim graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Management Information Systems and is originally from Seattle, Washington.

“I am honored and delighted that Tim Dunbar was recognized today for his outstanding achievements and important contributions to furthering the mission of the Justice Department.  Tim is a critical member of our litigation team whose technical expertise and creativity contribute significantly to our trial preparation and presentations. This well-deserved award speaks to Tim’s dedication, hard work and professionalism, and I am proud to be working alongside such a talented and committed public servant,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Rose.

EOUSA provides oversight, general executive assistance, and direction to the 94 United States Attorneys’ offices around the country. For more information on EOUSA and its mission, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao.

Updated June 4, 2015