U.S. Attorney Parker announces district priorities, management team

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FILE PHOTO: The DOJ logo is pictured on a wall after a news conference in New York

CINCINNATI – Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, today announced priority areas and appointments to his management staff.

 

“Every matter we handle is significant, and this office is dedicated to pursuing justice every day, in every matter,” said U.S. Attorney Parker. “Under my leadership, we will emphasize efforts related to national security, narcotics, gun violence, public corruption, civil rights, elder abuse and fraud, child exploitation, cybercrimes and environmental matters. We will work to protect every person in the Southern District of Ohio, and especially vulnerable populations like children and the elderly.”

 

Parker oversees a staff of approximately 125 people, including 65 Assistant United States Attorneys.

 

Management staff appointments were effective Feb. 11. They include:

 

First Assistant United States Attorney Salvador A. Dominguez

Mr.  Dominguez was named First Assistant U.S. Attorney. This position is the number two position in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office. Dominguez has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 1989, serving in a number of roles throughout his tenure.  Dominguez served as the District’s First Assistant and Criminal Chief from July 1997 through February 2001 and as Interim United States Attorney in 2001. Prior to that, he served in the Criminal Division as the Project Safe Neighborhood/Violent Crimes Coordinator. A U.S. Navy Veteran, Captain Dominguez retired from the Navy in 2017 following 32 years of combined active-duty and service in the Navy’s Reserve component, which included three separate Commanding Officer tours and service as both a trial judge and a term on the Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. Dominguez is a graduate of Wabash College and received his law degree from Indiana University.

 

Executive Assistant United States Attorney Christy L. Muncy 

Ms. Muncy will be responsible for supervising a number of personnel and handling some issues related to Department of Justice reporting requirements and special projects. In addition, Muncy will lead the District’s Litigation Support Unit. Muncy served as the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Chief from 2019 to 2022. Muncy has also served as the District’s Project Safe Childhood Coordinator.  She has served as a criminal Assistant U.S. Attorney since 2007. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Muncy was First Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Kenton County, Kentucky, from 2002-2007.  Muncy is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and the Syracuse University School of Law.

Criminal Chief Karl P. Kadon

Mr. Kadon will continue as District Criminal Chief, a post he has held since November 2019. Kadon began serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Cincinnati Criminal Division in 2006. He also served as the District’s Chief of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force from May 2019 to November 2019, as the Chief of the Counter-Terrorism Section in the Office of the Justice Attaché at U.S. Embassy Kabul in 2010-11, and as the Justice Attaché at U.S. Embassy Kabul in 2016. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Kadon served as Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office and as Deputy City Solicitor/Chief of Litigation for the City of Cincinnati Law Department. Kadon served 28 years as a U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate, with active service in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and other locations. Kadon graduated from Miami University and earned his law degree from Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law.

 

Kadon will be assisted in his Criminal Chief Duties by four Deputy Criminal Chiefs. They are:

 

Brian J. Martinez, Deputy Criminal Chief (Columbus)

Mr. Martinez has served as the Deputy Criminal Chief in the Columbus office since 2019.  Martinez joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2014. He served as the Chief of Staff for the Associate Attorney General of the United States from 2012 to 2014 and as the Chief of Staff of the Justice Department’s Civil Division from 2009 to 2012. Prior to his work at the Department, Martinez was an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco from 2003 to 2009. Martinez clerked for the Hon. Thelton Henderson of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He attended Stanford University for both his undergraduate education and law school.      

 

Emily N. Glatfelter, Deputy Criminal Chief (Cincinnati)

Ms. Glatfelter has served as a Deputy Criminal Chief in the Cincinnati office since 2015. She joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cincinnati in 2012, primarily handling financial crimes matters. She previously served in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Maryland, beginning in 2006. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Butler University and her law degree from Indiana University before working for Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington D.C. She also clerked for the Hon. David F. Hamilton while he served as U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana.

 

Brent G. Tabacchi, Deputy Criminal Chief (Dayton)

Mr. Tabacchi has served as a Deputy Criminal Chief in the Dayton office since 2021. He joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dayton in 2007, handling the prosecution of drug organizations and financial crimes.  He previously served in the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California. In the early 2000s, he worked as an associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago and as a law clerk for the Hon. Kenneth F. Ripple, Judge for the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He graduated from the University of Illinois with his bachelor’s degree and law degree.

 

Kelly A. Norris, Deputy Criminal Chief (Organized Crime & Drug Enforcement Task Force)

Ms. Norris joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbus in 2018, primarily handling narcotics and gun cases. During her tenure, she has been the District’s Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) Coordinator. She previously served in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, beginning in 2008. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and her law degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law before working for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Care Fraud Section.

 

Civil Chief Andrew M. Malek

Mr. Malek has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney since 2002, initially handling defensive civil matters, then focusing on affirmative civil matters as the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Coordinator then as the District Deputy Civil Chief. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s office, Malek served as staff counsel to the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee in Columbus, Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Donald E. Calhoun, Jr., of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Columbus, and as a commercial litigation attorney in Los Angeles. Malek received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his law degree from The Ohio State University. 

 

Deputy Civil Chief Brandi Stewart

Ms. Stewart joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Dayton in 2014, where she defended the United States and its agencies in a wide array of civil suits brought against the government. She currently serves in the Affirmative Civil Enforcement division in Cincinnati where she primarily investigates and prosecutes fraud and civil rights cases on behalf of the United States. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Stewart was in private practice at a large Cincinnati-based law firm practicing civil litigation. 

 

Appellate Chief Mary Beth Young 

Ms. Young will continue as Appellate Chief, a position she has held since 2016, with supervisory responsibility for criminal and civil filings in the Court of Appeals and coordination of the District’s appellate practice with other divisions of the Department of Justice. Young became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 2012 in Columbus after serving two years as a Special AUSA. Prior to joining the District, Young was in private practice in Columbus and served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Moritz College of Law. Young received her B.S. from the University of Kentucky, her M.S. from Georgia Tech, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago. Following law school, Young served as law clerk to Judge David Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, then to Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court.

 

Senior Litigation Counsel Heather A. Hill

Ms. Hill will continue as the District’s Senior Litigation Counsel (SLC), a position she has held since April 2021. As the SLC, Hill is responsible for legal training and development. She joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbus in 2011 and served as the District’s Project Safe Childhood (“PSC”) Coordinator from 2012 until 2021. She previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington D.C. from 2007 to 2011. Prior to beginning her career as an assistant federal prosecutor, Hill clerked for the Hon. Robert I. Richter while he served on the Criminal Division of the D.C. Superior Court. She received her law degree from the George Washington University Law School and her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

 

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