Attorney General Mukasey Appoints Four New Members to Attorney General's Advisory Committee

03 Jan, 2008, 00:00 ET from U.S. Department of Justice

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Michael
 B. Mukasey today announced the appointment of four new members of his 2008
 Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys.
 
 
 
     The Advisory Committee plays a vital role in furthering the
 Department's law enforcement efforts. Together, in partnership with state,
 local and federal authorities, the Advisory Committee will be crucial in
 advancing the Department's law enforcement mission in areas such as
 terrorism, violent crime, public corruption, and civil rights.
 
 
 
     The new members, who will serve two-year terms, are Patrick J.
 Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois; Reginald I.
 Lloyd, U.S. Attorney, District of South Carolina; Rodger A. Heaton, U.S.
 Attorney, Central District of Illinois; and Gretchen Witt, Civil Chief,
 District of New Hampshire.
 
 
 
     The Attorney General also reappointed four current members of the
 Committee to serve through Dec. 31, 2009: U.S. Attorneys David E. Nahmias,
 Northern District of Georgia; Drew Wrigley, District of North Dakota;
 Donald W. Washington, Western District of Louisiana; and Gretchen C. F.
 Shappert, Western District of North Carolina.
 
 
 
     "I respect each of these distinguished prosecutors and have come to
 rely upon the good counsel of the Advisory Committee, drawn from the
 collective wisdom of all United States Attorneys" said Attorney General
 Mukasey. "I look forward to working closely with the Committee as we
 develop Department policy and as we continue our fight against terrorism,
 violent crime, and public corruption."
 
 
 
     Patrick J. Fitzgerald began serving as the U.S. Attorney for the
 Northern District of Illinois on Sept. 1, 2001. He previously served on the
 Attorney General's Advisory Committee from 2001-2005 and was Chair of the
 subcommittee on terrorism. He is also a member of the President's Corporate
 Fraud Task Force.
 
 
 
     Reginald I. Lloyd assumed his role as U.S. Attorney for the District of
 South Carolina on Feb. 28, 2006. He previously served as a judge on the
 South Carolina Circuit Court, a position he held since May 2003; and as
 Chief Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the South Carolina House of
 Representatives from 1998-2000.
 
 
 
     Rodger A. Heaton has served as U.S. Attorney for the Central District
 of Illinois since Dec. 1, 2005. He previously served as Chief of the
 district's Appellate Division, and most recently as Chief of its Civil
 Division, where he supervised the district's civil court matters including
 health-care fraud litigation, employment discrimination, enforcement of the
 Americans With Disabilities Act, environmental issues, bankruptcy, and
 collections.
 
 
 
     Gretchen Witt has served as Civil Chief in the U.S. Attorney's Office
 for the District of New Hampshire since 1992, and has been an Assistant
 U.S. Attorney since 1986. She served as the District's First Assistant in
 1993 and was interim U.S. Attorney from June to December 2001. She
 currently leads the Advisory Committee's Civil Chief's Working Group.
 
 
 
     The following is a list of the full 2008 Advisory Committee:
 
 
 
     -- Karin J. Immergut, U.S. Attorney, District of Oregon, Chair
 
 
 
     -- Chuck Rosenberg, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, Vice
 Chair
 
 
 
     -- Leura Garrett Canary, U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Alabama
 
 
 
     -- Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois
 
 
 
     -- Michael Garcia, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York
 
 
 
     -- Rodger A. Heaton, U.S. Attorney, Central District of Illinois
 
 
 
     -- Reginald I. Lloyd, U.S. Attorney, District of South Carolina
 
 
 
     -- Thomas E. Moss, U.S. Attorney, District of Idaho
 
 
 
     -- David E. Nahmias, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Georgia
 
 
 
     -- Rod J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
 
 
 
     -- Gretchen C. F. Shappert, U.S. Attorney, Western District of North
 Carolina
 
 
 
     -- Jeffrey Taylor, U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia
 
 
 
     -- Donald W. Washington, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Louisiana
 
 
 
     -- Gregory A. White, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
 
 
 
     -- Drew Wrigley, U.S. Attorney, District of North Dakota
 
 
 
     -- Johnny Sutton, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Texas, ex officio
 
 
 
     -- Gretchen Witt, Civil Chief, District of New Hampshire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Michael
 B. Mukasey today announced the appointment of four new members of his 2008
 Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys.
 
 
 
     The Advisory Committee plays a vital role in furthering the
 Department's law enforcement efforts. Together, in partnership with state,
 local and federal authorities, the Advisory Committee will be crucial in
 advancing the Department's law enforcement mission in areas such as
 terrorism, violent crime, public corruption, and civil rights.
 
 
 
     The new members, who will serve two-year terms, are Patrick J.
 Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois; Reginald I.
 Lloyd, U.S. Attorney, District of South Carolina; Rodger A. Heaton, U.S.
 Attorney, Central District of Illinois; and Gretchen Witt, Civil Chief,
 District of New Hampshire.
 
 
 
     The Attorney General also reappointed four current members of the
 Committee to serve through Dec. 31, 2009: U.S. Attorneys David E. Nahmias,
 Northern District of Georgia; Drew Wrigley, District of North Dakota;
 Donald W. Washington, Western District of Louisiana; and Gretchen C. F.
 Shappert, Western District of North Carolina.
 
 
 
     "I respect each of these distinguished prosecutors and have come to
 rely upon the good counsel of the Advisory Committee, drawn from the
 collective wisdom of all United States Attorneys" said Attorney General
 Mukasey. "I look forward to working closely with the Committee as we
 develop Department policy and as we continue our fight against terrorism,
 violent crime, and public corruption."
 
 
 
     Patrick J. Fitzgerald began serving as the U.S. Attorney for the
 Northern District of Illinois on Sept. 1, 2001. He previously served on the
 Attorney General's Advisory Committee from 2001-2005 and was Chair of the
 subcommittee on terrorism. He is also a member of the President's Corporate
 Fraud Task Force.
 
 
 
     Reginald I. Lloyd assumed his role as U.S. Attorney for the District of
 South Carolina on Feb. 28, 2006. He previously served as a judge on the
 South Carolina Circuit Court, a position he held since May 2003; and as
 Chief Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the South Carolina House of
 Representatives from 1998-2000.
 
 
 
     Rodger A. Heaton has served as U.S. Attorney for the Central District
 of Illinois since Dec. 1, 2005. He previously served as Chief of the
 district's Appellate Division, and most recently as Chief of its Civil
 Division, where he supervised the district's civil court matters including
 health-care fraud litigation, employment discrimination, enforcement of the
 Americans With Disabilities Act, environmental issues, bankruptcy, and
 collections.
 
 
 
     Gretchen Witt has served as Civil Chief in the U.S. Attorney's Office
 for the District of New Hampshire since 1992, and has been an Assistant
 U.S. Attorney since 1986. She served as the District's First Assistant in
 1993 and was interim U.S. Attorney from June to December 2001. She
 currently leads the Advisory Committee's Civil Chief's Working Group.
 
 
 
     The following is a list of the full 2008 Advisory Committee:
 
 
 
     -- Karin J. Immergut, U.S. Attorney, District of Oregon, Chair
 
 
 
     -- Chuck Rosenberg, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, Vice
 Chair
 
 
 
     -- Leura Garrett Canary, U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Alabama
 
 
 
     -- Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois
 
 
 
     -- Michael Garcia, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York
 
 
 
     -- Rodger A. Heaton, U.S. Attorney, Central District of Illinois
 
 
 
     -- Reginald I. Lloyd, U.S. Attorney, District of South Carolina
 
 
 
     -- Thomas E. Moss, U.S. Attorney, District of Idaho
 
 
 
     -- David E. Nahmias, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Georgia
 
 
 
     -- Rod J. Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland
 
 
 
     -- Gretchen C. F. Shappert, U.S. Attorney, Western District of North
 Carolina
 
 
 
     -- Jeffrey Taylor, U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia
 
 
 
     -- Donald W. Washington, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Louisiana
 
 
 
     -- Gregory A. White, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
 
 
 
     -- Drew Wrigley, U.S. Attorney, District of North Dakota
 
 
 
     -- Johnny Sutton, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Texas, ex officio
 
 
 
     -- Gretchen Witt, Civil Chief, District of New Hampshire
 
 
 
 
 
 
 SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice