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Press Release - President Biden Announces Five New Nominees to Serve as U.S. Attorneys, Two to Serve as U.S. Marshals

June 06, 2022

President Biden is announcing five new nominees to serve as U.S. Attorneys across the country, as well as two new nominees to serve as U.S. Marshals. These are officials who will be indispensable to upholding the rule of law as top federal law enforcement officials.

These individuals were chosen for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism, their experience and credentials, their dedication to pursuing equal justice for all, and their commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice.

The President has proposed a budget that would significantly increase funding for law enforcement as part of a comprehensive approach to tackling the rising crime rate this administration inherited last year.

The President has also launched a comprehensive effort to take on the uptick in gun crime that has been taking place since 2020—putting more cops on the beat, supporting community prevention programs, and cracking down on illegal gun trafficking. Confirming U.S. Attorneys as the chief federal law enforcement officers in their district is important for these efforts.

The President has now announced 53 nominees to serve as U.S. Attorneys, and 11 nominees to serve as U.S. Marshals.

U.S. Attorney Announcements

Adair Ford Boroughs, United States Attorney Nominee for the District of South Carolina
Adair Ford Boroughs is a founding partner of Boroughs Bryant, LLC where she has practiced since 2021. From 2017 to 2019, she was the Executive Director of Charleston Legal Access. Ms. Boroughs served as a law clerk for Judge Richard M. Gergel on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina from 2013 to 2017. She was previously a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice from 2007 to 2013. Ms. Boroughs received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2007 and B.S., summa cum laude, from Furman University in 2002.

E. Martin Estrada, United States Attorney Nominee for the Central District of California
E. Martin Estrada is a partner at Munger, Tolles, & Olson LLP where he has practiced since 2014. He also served as an associate at the same firm from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Estrada previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California from 2007 to 2014. He served as a law clerk for Judge Arthur L. Alarcón on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2003 to 2004 and Judge Robert J. Timlin on the United States District Court for the Central District of California from 2002 to 2003. Mr. Estrada received his J.D. from Stanford University, with distinction, in 2002 and B.A., magna cum laude, from University of California, Irvine in 1998.

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney Nominee for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Gregory J. Haanstad has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin since 2002. Mr. Haanstad was previously United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 2016 to 2018, and also served as the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 2015 to 2016. He served as a law clerk for Magistrate Judge William E. Callahan, Jr., on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Haanstad received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2000 and B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse in 1995.

Sopen B. Shah, United States Attorney Nominee for the Western District of Wisconsin
Sopen B. Shah is Counsel at Perkins Coie LLP where she has practiced since 2019. Ms. Shah was previously a Deputy Solicitor General of Wisconsin from 2017 to 2019. She served as a law clerk for Judge Debra Ann Livingston on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 2016 to 2017 and Judge Amul R. Thapar on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky from 2015 to 2016. Ms. Shah received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2015 and A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 2008.

Natalie K. Wight, United States Attorney Nominee for the District of Oregon
Natalie K. Wight has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Oregon since 2012. She was previously an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California from 2008 to 2012. Ms. Wight was an attorney at the Federal Bureau of Prisons from 2003 to 2008. Ms. Wight received her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2003, M.S. from California State University in 2000, and B.S. from the College of Idaho in 1996.

U.S. Marshal Announcements

Chrissie Latimore, United States Marshal nominee for the District of South Carolina
Chrissie C. Latimore has served as Chief of Police for the Laurens Police Department since 2018. Chrissie C. Latimore has served as Chief of Police for the Laurens Police Department since 2018. Chief Latimore previously served as Assistant Chief of Police of the Laurens Police Department from 2014 to 2018, and in various other roles with the Department from 1999 to 2013. She was a Special Agent for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division from 2013 to 2014. Chief Latimore received her M.S. from Anderson University in 2014, her B.S. from Lander University in 2011, and her A.S. from Piedmont Technical College in 2007. Chief Latimore is a veteran of the United States Army and Army Reserve.

Kirk Taylor, United States Marshal nominee for the District of Colorado
Kirk Taylor is the Sheriff of Pueblo County, Colorado where he has served since 2007. He was previously an Investigator for the 10th Judicial District Attorney's Office in Pueblo, Colorado from 1994 to 2007. From 1987 to 1992 he was a patrolman for the Alamosa, Colorado Police Department. Sheriff Taylor received his J.D. from University of Colorado School of Law in 2002 and B.A. from University of Southern Colorado in 1995. Sheriff Taylor is a veteran of the United States Navy.

Joseph R. Biden, Press Release - President Biden Announces Five New Nominees to Serve as U.S. Attorneys, Two to Serve as U.S. Marshals Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/356320

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