Press Release - President Biden Announces Three New Nominees to Serve as U.S. Attorneys, One to Serve as U.S. Marshal
President Biden is announcing three new nominees to serve as U.S. Attorneys across the country, as well as one new nominee to serve as U.S. Marshal. 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 56 nominees to serve as U.S. Attorneys, and 12 nominees to serve as U.S. Marshals.
U.S. Attorney Announcements
- Casey T. Arrowood: Candidate for United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee
Casey T. Arrowood is an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, where he has served since 2018. Mr. Arrowood previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina from 2017 to 2018, and as a Trial Attorney with the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section of the National Security Division of the United States Department of Justice from 2010 to 2017. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Arrowood was an associate at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C. Mr. Arrowood clerked for Judge Thomas C. Platt, Jr. on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York from 2007 to 2008 and for Judge Eugene E. Siler, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Arrowood received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2007 and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999. Mr. Arrowood is a veteran of the United States Army.
- Henry C. Leventis: United States Attorney Nominee for the Middle District of Tennessee
Henry C. Leventis is a partner at the law firm Spencer Fane LLP. From 2015 to 2020, Mr. Leventis served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Leventis served as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. From 2003 to 2005 and again from 2008 to 2010, Mr. Leventis served as Assistant Solicitor in the Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office in Charleston, South Carolina. From 2005 to 2007, he was as an associate with Motley Rice, LLC. Mr. Leventis received his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 2003 and his B.A. from the College of Charleston in 1997.
- Kevin G. Ritz: United States Attorney Nominee for the Western District of Tennessee
Kevin G. Ritz has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Tennessee since 2005. Mr. Ritz served as a law clerk for Judge Julia Gibbons on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Ritz received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 2004, his M.S. from Georgetown University in 1999, and his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1997.
U.S. Marshal Announcement
- William Ryan Hart: Candidate for U.S. Marshal for the District of New Hampshire
William Ryan Hart has served as the Chief of Police for the Londonderry, New Hampshire Police Department since 2009. He was previously a Captain with the Londonderry Police Department from 2000 to 2009. Before that, Mr. Hart served as Rockingham County, New Hampshire Attorney from 1995 to 1999. He has also served as a prosecutor for several towns in New Hampshire from 1992 to 2002. Mr. Hart received his B.A. from Merrimack College in 1981 and his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1986. Mr. Hart is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Joseph R. Biden, Press Release - President Biden Announces Three New Nominees to Serve as U.S. Attorneys, One to Serve as U.S. Marshal Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/356970