United States District Court Appoints Randy S. Grossman to Serve as U.S. Attorney

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Media Relations Director Kelly Thornton (619) 546-9726 or Kelly.Thornton@usdoj.gov    

NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – April 20, 2022

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court has appointed Randy S. Grossman to remain as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California.

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to serve as the U.S. Attorney,” Grossman said. “I am grateful to the district judges for appointing me to serve in this special role, and I’m proud to work beside members of this talented office and our law enforcement community to protect our district and seek justice on behalf of the United States”

Grossman, who previously served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney, began serving as Acting U.S. Attorney upon the resignation of former U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer on February 28, 2021. Attorney General Merrick Garland then appointed Grossman to be the interim U.S. Attorney, effective December 26, 2021, and Grossman was to serve in that role for 120 days. The United States District Judges in the Southern District of California have voted to appoint Grossman as U.S. Attorney until the appointment and qualification of a successor to the Southern District of California as provided by law. An order signed by the district court judges was entered on April 19, 2022, and Grossman’s appointment under that order becomes effective on April 25, 2022.

The Southern District of California encompasses San Diego and Imperial Counties. The U.S. Attorney serves as the chief federal law enforcement official for the district.

Grossman joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in March 2020. He served in the Border Enforcement Section and the Major Frauds & Public Corruption Section. He was selected to become First Assistant U.S. Attorney in September 2020.

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Grossman began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney for Ventura County and then San Diego County. During his more than eight years as a state prosecutor, Grossman tried more than 70 cases, including homicides and other crimes of violence. Grossman also worked in private practice as a partner at two international law firms. His practice areas included complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations and pro bono representation of refugees seeking asylum.