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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Trini E. Ross was sworn in on Monday, October 11, 2021, as United States Attorney for the Western District of New York. Ms. Ross was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on July 26, 2021, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on September 30, 2021, for the Western District of New York. President Biden signed Ms. Ross’s commission on October 5, 2021. Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford administered the oath of office to U.S. Attorney Ross on Monday.
“It is an honor to serve as the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York,” stated U.S. Attorney Ross. “I look forward to working with the dedicated staff in our office, as well as our law enforcement partners at the federal, state and local levels, as we all work together to uphold the mission of the Department of Justice. I also look forward to working with our community partners as we strive to make the neighborhoods throughout our district safe and secure for all residents.”
As U.S. Attorney, Ms. Ross is responsible for overseeing the prosecution of any federal criminal case brought within the 17 counties of Western New York. The Office also represents the United States in all civil matters brought within this territory.
Ms. Ross most recently served as the Director of Investigations, Legal Division, with the National Science Foundation’s Office of Inspector General since 2018. Ms. Ross has also been an adjunct professor at The State University of New York, at Buffalo, School of Law, since 2006. From 1995 to 2018, Ms. Ross was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of New York, where she served as the Senior Litigation Counsel and the Chief of the Anti-Fraud and Corruption Section from 2012 to 2017. Ms. Ross also served as an Assistant Counsel with the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility from 2007 to 2009. She was previously a civil litigation associate at Hiscock & Barclay, LLC from 1994 to 1995. Ms. Ross served as an Appellate Court Attorney for the New York State Supreme Court from 1992 to 1994.
Ms. Ross, native of Buffalo, NY, received her J.D., cum laude, from The State University of New York, at Buffalo, School of Law, in 1992, her M.A. from Rutgers University in 1990, and her B.A. from The State University of New York, at Fredonia, in 1988.
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