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PITTSBURGH – Scott W. Brady was sworn in today as the 58th United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania and began his duties immediately.
"I would like to thank President Trump for this great honor of being appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and thank Senators Toomey and Casey for their strong support throughout the confirmation process," said U.S. Attorney Brady. "I look forward to working with the outstanding attorneys and staff of the U.S. Attorney’s Office to serve the people of Western Pennsylvania."
Chief U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti administered the oath to Mr. Brady, 48, of Ohio Township, in a ceremony this morning.
Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Mr. Brady was head of litigation for Federated Investors, Inc. in Pittsburgh. From 2004 to 2010, he served an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Pennsylvania. He previously was an associate for the Jones Day and Reed Smith law firms. Mr. Brady also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh where he taught Constitutional Law.
Mr. Brady is a 1991 graduate of Harvard University and a 2001 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law.
Mr. Brady was nominated for U.S. Attorney by President Donald Trump on September 8 and confirmed by the United States Senate on December 14. He will lead an office currently staffed with 59 Assistant U.S. Attorneys across the Criminal, Civil and Appeals divisions, and 57 support staff in offices in Pittsburgh, Erie and Johnstown.
The Western District of Pennsylvania covers the 25 westernmost counties in the Commonwealth.