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Brian T. Moran Sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington

          U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran became the chief federal law enforcement officer in the Western District of Washington today, following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate.  U.S. Attorney Moran will lead the office of 76 attorneys and 67 professional staff dedicated to prosecuting federal criminal cases, and serving as legal counsel for the U.S. government.  Mr. Moran comes to the office with a deep record of public service at both the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

            “I'm truly humbled and honored to lead this office of dedicated professionals,” U.S. Attorney Moran said.  “I am pleased to return to public service in an office whose sole mission is to serve the citizens of the Western District of Washington.

            I also want to thank Annette Hayes for serving in the interim as U.S. Attorney until her successor could be confirmed. Annette has ensured that the important work of the office continued seamlessly and she has been an invaluable resource to me as I transition into office.” 

            U.S. Attorney Moran previously served as Chief Deputy Attorney General for the Washington State Attorney General, managing more than 500 attorneys and 27 legal divisions.  In that role, he played a significant role in shaping legal strategy in areas such as consumer protection, privacy and data breach investigations.  Mr. Moran was a key partner and legal advisor for state and local law enforcement.  Prior to his selection as the Chief Deputy, Mr. Moran served as the Chief Criminal Prosecutor for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.  As Chief Criminal Prosecutor, he and his staff assisted Washington’s 39 county prosecuting attorneys’ offices, pursuing criminal cases and civil commitment of sexually violent predators.

          Prior to his work with the Washington State Attorney General, Mr. Moran served as a Senior Deputy Prosecutor with the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office.  His extensive trial experience includes prosecuting numerous high profile murder cases, white-collar fraud cases and the prosecution of environmental crimes.

            U.S. Attorney Moran earned his law degree in 1987 from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University Law School). He is a graduate of Middlebury College.


Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Public Affairs Officer Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 and

Updated January 24, 2019

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