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Trump nominates Scott Brady U.S. attorney for Western District of Pennsylvania

Ben Schmitt
| Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

President Trump is nominating Scott W. Brady for U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Brady currently serves as head of litigation for Federated Investors in Pittsburgh, according to a White House announcement.

He worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh from 2004 to 2010, prosecuting white-collar violent crimes along with drug trafficking offenses.

If confirmed by the Senate, Brady will replace David Hickton, who resigned in November shortly after Trump was elected.

Hickton's second-in-command, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Soo Song, has been serving as acting U.S. Attorney in the interim.

Brady also worked as an associate at Jones Day and at Reed Smith law firms, where his practice focused on multi-district litigation, white-collar criminal matters and internal investigations, according to the White House .

He graduated from Harvard University and Penn State University's law school and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Before law school, Brady worked in emergency relief and development in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Ben Schmitt is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-320-7991, bschmitt@tribweb.com or via Twitter at @Bencschmitt.

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