Annual Awards Ceremony Held to Recognize Outstanding Performances by Western Pennsylvania Law Enforcement and Prosecutors
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Merrick B. Garland today announced the appointment of the following seven U.S. Attorneys to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC): Alexander M.M. Uballez, District of New Mexico; Breon Peace, Eastern District of New York; Kenneth Parker, Southern District of Ohio; Natalie K. Wright, District of Oregon; Eric G. Olshan, Western District of Pennsylvania; Alamdar Hamdani, Southern District of Texas; and Christopher R. Kavanaugh, Western District of Virginia.
“United States Attorneys work every day throughout the country to advance our mission of upholding the rule of law, keeping our country safe, and protecting civil rights,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “I am grateful for the perspective the newest members of the Committee will provide on behalf of federal prosecutors across the country and the communities they serve.”
In addition, the Attorney General has selected Gary Restaino, District of Arizona, to serve as the committee’s Vice Chair, replacing Cindy Chung, the former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania who is now a judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Attorney General also thanked the following U.S. Attorneys who have completed their terms and are rotating off the committee: Cole Finegan, District of Colorado; Brandon Brown, Western District of Louisiana; Dawn Ison, Eastern District of Michigan; Trini Ross, Western District of New York; and Sandra Hairston, Middle District of North Carolina.
The AGAC was created in 1973 and advises the Attorney General on matters of policy, procedure, and management impacting the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys and elevates the voices of U.S. Attorneys in Department of Justice policies.
The bios of all U.S. Attorneys are available here.