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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
ATLANTA – U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak announced the appointment of sixteen new Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSA) who will immediately employ their talents to support the Northern District of Georgia’s (NDGA) mission to enforce the law and defend the interests of the citizens we serve in this district.
“We are grateful to have such talented and dedicated professionals answer the call to represent the United States in federal court,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “These outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys have proven that they are committed to excellence in their service to our country, and the citizens of the Northern District of Georgia.”
The following AUSAs joined our Criminal Division:
- Radka Nations served as an Attorney with DOJ Criminal Division/ Fraud Section, in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) unit, where she worked on many high profile investigations and received numerous awards, including the DHS 2015 and 2017 Outstanding Financial Investigation Awards. Radka earned her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and her Master of Science in Law from the University of Sofia School of Law in Bulgaria.
- Erin Harris served as a SAUSA assigned to us from the HIDTA program. She was also an AUSA in the General Crimes Unit of the USAO for the Eastern District of Michigan for two years. Prior to entering government service, Erin was an associate with Morgan Lewis & Brockius in Chicago. Erin earned her B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan and her law degree from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
- Greg Radics served as an Assistant Chief Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Immigration and Customs Enforcement and served as a SAUSA in our General Crimes Section. Greg previously served a detail to our office (2010-2012) and HSI (as an embedded attorney) and was a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit for nine years. Greg earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Georgia and his law degree from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.
- Tal Chaiken joins us from Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP, where she was a partner, handling complex civil litigation and white collar criminal matters. Previously, she was an associate with Schiff Hardin LLP, in Chicago. Tal received her B.A. in Economics, with honors, from the University of Chicago, where she was on the Dean’s list all four years. She earned her law degree from the University of Chicago, serving as the Managing Editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum.
- Sarah Klapman served as a career law clerk for the Hon. Richard Story. She previously worked as a litigation associate at the Atlanta office of Miller & Martin, where she was a member of the Litigation and White Collar & Corporate Investigations Section, and she has also served as a Staff Attorney for the Federal Defender’s Program in Atlanta. Sarah earned her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and she received her B.S., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and M.S., both in chemistry, from Furman University.
- D’Juan Jones served as an associate with Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz in Washington D.C., where he handled pharmaceutical litigation. Previously, he clerked for Hon. LaShann Dearcy Hall, U.S. District Judge for EDNY, and he was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP in New York. D’Juan received his B.A. from Wake Forest University, where he was a Magnolia Scholar, and he earned his law degree, cum laude, from Howard University, where he was a Staff Editor for the Howard Human & Civil Rights Law Review.
- Mary Webb returned to our office after serving as a Vice President of Litigation with Rooms to Go. Mary was an AUSA in our office from 2013-2018, and before that, an associate at Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP in Atlanta. She has also served as a law clerk for Hon. R. Lanier Anderson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Mary received her undergraduate degree in English and Political Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Georgia and her law degree from Yale Law School, where she was a Coker Fellow, and an editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation.
- Nicholas Joy previously served our office as a SAUSA with the HIDTA program. Prior to that, Nick served for 7 years as a Trial Counsel with the Navy Judge Advocates General Corps (where he continues to serve as a reservist), handling a variety of legal matters and prosecuting criminal cases. Nick received his B.A., magna cum laude, in History and Classical Studies, from the University of Pennsylvania, and he earned his law degree from Harvard Law School.
- Tyler Mann served as a SAUSA with the HIDTA program. Prior to this, he was an Assistant District Attorney with the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office for three years, and he worked as an associate at Troutman Sanders LLP for six years. Tyler also served as the Chief of Staff for State Senator Jason Carter and as legal Counsel for the Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus. He received his undergraduate degree, in Biomechanical Engineering and Political Science, from Yale University, and he earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
- Michael Qin served as an associate with Kellogg, Hansen Todd, Figel & Frederick PLLC in Washington D.C. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk to then-Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and he was an Honors Program attorney with the Federal Communications Commission. Michael received a B.S. in Computer Science and another in Applied Mathematics, both with highest honors, from Georgia Tech, and he earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review.
- Lauren Macon served as a Senior Associate in the Securities Litigation Group of Alston & Bird LLP, where she handled both white collar defense and related civil matters. Lauren received her law degree with Highest Honors, Order of the Coif, from the University of North Carolina, where she also served as the Contributing Editor of the North Carolina Law Review. She received her B.A. from UNC-CH as well, and she was a Summer Clerk for the Hon. Justice Paul Martin Newby of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.
- Rebeca Ojeda previously served as an associate with King & Spalding-Atlanta, where she handled complex and mass torts litigation. Additionally, she has been an active volunteer, serving as the chair of K&S’s pro bono subcommittee, the Team leader of K&S’s United Way Campaign, as Vice President of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association (which awarded her the Rising Star Award), and as Young Lawyers Division Representative to the Hispanic National Bar Association. Rebecca received her B.A. in Economics and English, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University, and received her law degree, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where she was the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Criminal Law.
- Amy Palumbo served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens District Attorney’s Office for five years, where she prosecuted major violent crimes. Prior to that, she was a litigation associate with Jones Day, in their New York Office. She earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was a Line Editor for the Environmental Law Review. She also interned with the USAO in Boston during law school. Amy earned her B.A., in Political Science, Psychology and History, cum laude, from Tulane University, where she attended on a full scholarship.
The following AUSA’s joined our Civil Division:
- Tiffany Moore previously served as FLU Coordinator and Asset Forfeiture AUSA in the Western District of North Carolina and as FLU Coordinator and Civil Defensive AUSA in the Southern District of Georgia. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she was senior law clerk to the Hon. W. Louis Sands, United States District Court Judge for the Middle District of Georgia and practiced commercial and securities litigation at Eversheds Sutherland. Tiffany is a graduate of Spelman College and the University of Georgia School of Law. During her studies, she completed graduate level business and environmental studies coursework with the UGA Terry College of Business in New Zealand and Fiji and an international law curriculum with the ABA/London College of Law.
- Aaron Ross served as Chief of the Litigation Strategy Division of the DeKalb County Law Department, where he worked since 2014. Prior to that, he was a litigation associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton for six years. Aaron received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his law degree from Emory University School of Law, where he was the Notes and Comment Editor of the Emory Law Journal.
- Trishanda Treadwell was previously a partner with Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs, LLP. She also worked as an associate with King & Spalding. Trish received her J.D. cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law, where she was the Student Writing Associate Editor of the Law Review, President of the Student Bar Association, and a member of the Board of Visitors. She earned her B.A. cum laude from Oglethorpe University.
For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016. The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga.
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Updated November 17, 2020