Meet Richard S. Hartunian
By Stephanie Woodrow | January 20, 2010 10:03 am

Richard S. Hartunian (Georgetown University, Albany Law School) is nominated to replace Glenn T. Suddaby as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York. Suddaby resigned in 2008 when he became a federal judge. Hartunian is currently the interim U.S. Attorney.

His vitals:

  • Born in Evanston, Ill., in 1961.
  • Has worked in the district’s U.S. Attorney’s office since 1993. Has served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. Is currently an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Coordinator.
  • Worked as an assistant district attorney in Albany, N.Y., from 1990 to 1997.
  • Was a partner at Hartunian and Clark in Albany from 1990 to 1997.
  • Was an associate attorney at Devine, Piedmont and Rutnik in Albany from 1987 to 1990.
  • Was an employee/manager at Skyview Star Supermarket, the family grocery business, in Latham, N.Y., from 1976 to 1990.
  • Has tried approximately 60 criminal cases to verdict and served as sole or lead counsel in all of those cases. Also has tried at least two civil cases to verdict.
  • Has assets valued at $3.3 million, including four properties he owns, in part or full, valued at $1.25 million. He has no liabilities.

Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.


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