Thursday, January 1, 2009

20090101@0009 - Who Is Lawrence Brown?

On 06 August 2009, Benjamin Wagner was nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, replacing Lawrence Brown. Considering that the profile at the link above may now be taken down, I reproduce it here in full:

Acting United States Attorney Lawrence G. Brown

On January 5, 2009, Lawrence G. Brown was sworn in as the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California after serving as the First Assistant United States Attorney since March 2003.

Headquartered in Sacramento, the Eastern District is one of four federal districts in California, extending from the Oregon border to the north, Bakersfield to the south and covering California’s central valley and the mountains to the east. Mr. Brown supervises the office’s 70 attorneys, including those in the district’s branch office in Fresno, California. The United States Attorney’s Office prosecutes individuals for various federal crimes and litigates civil defensive and affirmative cases on behalf of the United States.

Mr. Brown served as executive director of the California District Attorneys Association from 1996 to March 2003. His organization represented the 58 elected District Attorneys of California and included over 2,600 deputy prosecutor members. As executive director, Mr. Brown drafted criminal justice legislation and frequently testified before the California Legislature. Additionally, he served as chief spokesperson for the organization.

In 2001, he served as President of the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators and Board Member of the National District Attorneys Association. Mr. Brown began his career as a Deputy District Attorney with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office in Southern California. In 1993, he received that office’s “Felony Prosecutor of the Year” award. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Law, receiving its Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999. Mr. Brown is also a Visiting Professor on Legislative Process and Statutory Interpretation at the law school.

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