Local U.S. Attorney Scott Brady appointed to federal advisory committee | TribLIVE.com
Allegheny

Local U.S. Attorney Scott Brady appointed to federal advisory committee

Patrick Varine
1705395_web1_PTR-Brady02-103018
Tribune-Review file
United States Attorney Scott Brady speaks to members of the media on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Brady, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has been appointed to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee by U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
1705395_web1_gtr-AGBrady-092119
Submitted photo
Scott W. Brady, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, has been appointed to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee by U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

U.S. Attorney Scott Brady of the Western District of Pennsylvania has been named to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, one of nine U.S. attorneys to be appointed by U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

“The U.S. Attorneys who comprise the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee play a critical role in carrying out the Department of Justice’s important work, including its efforts to reduce violent crime, combat the opioid crisis, protect the most vulnerable, and enforce the rule of law,” Barr said in a news release. “I am confident that they will serve with distinction.”

The committee represents the voice of the U.S. Attorneys and provides advice and counsel to the attorney general on policy, management, and operational issues impacting U.S. Attorneys’ Offices. Terms on the committee are normally about three years, and new members are appointed annually, according to the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys’ Resource Manual.

Brady was appointed by President Donald Trump on Sept. 18, 2017, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 14, 2017.

An eighth-generation resident of western Pennsylvania, Brady grew up Greenville, Mercer County, and worked at an iron foundry to help pay his way through Harvard University.

He attended law school at Penn State, and worked as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Pennsylvania for six years, before becoming head of litigation at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh. He has also served as an adjunct professor of constitutional law at the University of Pittsburgh.

“It is an honor to be selected by Attorney General Barr to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee,” Brady said. “I look forward to working closely with Attorney General Barr to help shape the Department of Justice’s crime fighting policies, and to guarantee the voices of western Pennsylvanians are heard in our nation’s capital.”

Other U.S attorneys appointed to serve on the committee: David Anderson, Northern District of California; Maria Chapa Lopez, Middle District of Florida; Halsey Frank, District of Maine; Erica MacDonald, District of Minnesota; Christina Nolan, District of Vermont; Zach Terwilliger, Eastern District of Virginia; Tom Kirsch, Northern District of Indiana; and Nicholas Trutanich, District of Nevada.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.