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Trini Ross appointed to U.S. Attorney General's advisory committee

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Trini Ross, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, is one of 12 U.S. Attorneys appointed to serve on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys.

The nearly 50-year-old committee, which will next meet later this spring, advises the AG on matters of policy, procedure and management.

“These United States Attorneys will represent the views of dedicated federal prosecutors across the country, and provide advice and insight into essential matters facing the Department,” Garland said. “I look forward to working alongside them in carrying out the Department’s core priorities of upholding the rule of law, keeping our country safe, and protecting civil rights.”

Ross was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Attorney for the Western District in September and had previously served as Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1995 to 2018.

Other appointees include U.S. Attorney Damian Williams for the Southern District of New York, U.S. Attorney Cindy K. Chung for the Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Attorney Darcie McElwee for the District of Maine, U.S. Attorney Sandra Hairston for the Middle District of North Carolina, U.S. Attorney Brandon Brown for the Western District of Louisiana, U.S. Attorney Dawn Ison for the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Attorney Gregory Harris for the Central District of Illinois, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger for the District of Minnesota, U.S. Attorney Gary Restaino for the District of Arizona, U.S. Attorney Cole Finegan for the District of Colorado and U.S. Attorney Matthew Graves for the District of Columbia.

An appointee from a district within the jurisdiction of the Eleventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals will be announced at a later date, once the Senate has confirmed nominees.