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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

US Attorney's Office Welcomes 19 Law Clerks in Buffalo and Rochester for the Summer


BUFFALO, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that 19 law clerks from 10 different law schools have joined the Buffalo and Rochester Offices of the United States Attorney's Office for the summer.

            The law clerks will assist the U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorneys with legal research, writing projects and court appearances. They will also assist with all aspects of investigating cases and preparing cases for trial. They will also learn more about the criminal justice system and our law enforcement partners by attending presentations at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Rainbow Bridge, the Attica Correctional Facility, and through a weekly speaker series presented by our Office.

            "I look forward with great anticipation to welcoming these law clerks to our Office," said U.S. Attorney Hochul. "The on-the-job training they will receive will be invaluable as they pursue their legal careers, and they will observe first hand some of the top lawyers in our area. Our Office and the community gains because the students will work with our prosecutors, conduct research into legal issues, and provide valuable assistance to our staff. This is a win-win situation for all." 

            The following law clerks have been assigned to the Buffalo Office of the USAO:

Catherine Mendola, Boston College (Lead Law Clerk)
Paige Bouley, University at Buffalo
Sydney Brunecz, Case Western
James Campisi, Roger Williams
Anthony Faraco, Jr., University at Buffalo
Kristen Flick, University at Buffalo
Katherine Jost, University at Buffalo
Aaron Rubin, University at Buffalo
Robert Ruh, Syracuse
Ryan Sugg, Northwestern
Samih Tayeh, University at Buffalo
Violanti, George Washington
Alex Wilshaw, University at Buffalo
Lian Yeh, University at Buffalo
Alyssa Zongrone, University at Buffalo

            The following law clerks have been assigned to the Rochester Office of the USAO:

Jacob Ark, University at Buffalo
Kelly Geary, Vermont
Elizabeth Oklevitch, Regent University
Joseph Plukas, Western New England University

            The law clerks begin their service on May 28, 2013.



Updated December 10, 2014