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Patrick Varine

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.

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