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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 2, 2018

During National Conference, U.S. Attorney Dunavant Selected to Serve on Three Attorney General Subcommittees

Memphis, TN – United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavant attended the 2018 United States Attorneys’ National Conference at the Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C.

Dunavant joined with other United States Attorneys from all 93 federal districts across the country for briefings and training on various DOJ priorities and topics, including national security, federal sentencing guidelines, narcotics enforcement, organized crime, the opioid epidemic, human trafficking, cybercrime and other technology-related investigations, asset forfeiture, violent crime and Project Safe Neighborhoods, financial crimes, professional responsibility, and office management. The U.S. Attorneys also met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Solicitor General Noel Francisco, FBI Director Christopher Wray, DEA Acting Administrator Robert Patterson, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, and Medal of Honor Recipient, U.S. Army Captain Florent Groberg.

During the National Conference, Dunavant was also selected to serve on three subcommittees of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC), Chaired by Richard Moore, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. The AGAC was created in 1973 to serve as the voice of U.S. Attorneys and to advise the Attorney General of the United States on policy, management, and operational issues impacting the offices of the U.S. Attorneys. With members representing various federal judicial districts, geographic locations, and small, medium and large size offices, the Committee meets with the Attorney General and works to further the goals as set by the President of the United States. Dunavant will be serving on the Violent and Organized Crime Subcommittee, the Controlled Substances Subcommittee, and the Native American Issues Subcommittee.

"I was honored to meet with all of my U.S. Attorney colleagues from across the country to share and receive information about our collective work to advance the priorities of the Department of Justice to promote public safety, enforce the rule of law, and achieve the effective administration of justice in our respective districts. I am pleased to serve on the AGAC subcommittees in order to focus on strategies and policies to combat violent and organized crime, reduce drug addiction and trafficking, and promote public safety in our tribal communities," said U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions along with U.S. Attorneys from all 93 Federal Districts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions along with U.S. Attorneys from all 93 Federal Districts

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant

Updated April 2, 2018