Four Obama U.S. Attorneys Sworn In
By Andrew Ramonas | August 13, 2022 4:05 pm

Four Obama U.S. Attorneys were sworn in today, according to U.S. Attorney spokespersons and news reports.

They are:

Tristram Coffin (Paul Frank & Collins)

Tristram Coffin (Paul Frank & Collins)

-Tristram Coffin, Vermont U.S. Attorney

Coffin succeeded Paul J. Van de Graaf, who resigned as U.S. Attorney in February. Coffin was at Burlington, Vt. law firm Paul Frank & Collins from 2006 to 2009. Prior to joining the firm, he spent 12 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Vermont office.

Preet Bharara (North American South Asian Bar Association )

Preet Bharara (North American South Asian Bar Association )

-Preet Bharara, Southern District of New York U.S.
Attorney

Bharara succeeded Michael J. Garcia, who resigned as U.S. Attorney in December. Bharara was chief counsel to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on the Senate Judiciary Committee staff from 2005 to 2009. Before that, he spent five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District.

John Kacavas (Kacavas Ramsdell & Howard)

John Kacavas (Kacavas Ramsdell & Howard)

-John Kacavas, New Hampshire U.S. Attorney

Kacavas succeeded Tom Colantuono, who resigned as U.S. Attorney in March. He was a partner at Manchester, N.H. law firm Kacavas Ramsdell & Howard, which he co-founded in 2002.

-B. Todd Jones, Minnesota U.S. Attorney

B. Todd Jones (Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi)

B. Todd Jones (Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi)

Jones is the first Senate-confirmed Minnesota U.S. Attorney since Bush appointee Rachel Paulose stepped down in November 2007 amid resignation threats from top prosecutors in Minneapolis who objected to her management style. Jones was the Minnesota U.S. Attorney during the Clinton administration. He most recently worked at Minneapolis law firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi. (A spokesperson for the Minnesota U.S. Attorney’s office told Main Justice Friday that Jones was sworn in Thursday. The aide didn’t respond to a message left Thursday regarding the swearing in date for Jones.)

Northern District of Alabama interim U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance will be sworn in as U.S. Attorney in a Aug. 27 ceremony that Attorney General Eric Holder is slated to attend.

Read our report on the five U.S. Attorney confirmations last week here.

This post was updated from an earlier version.

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