FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1994

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ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES 1995 AG ADVISORY COMMITTEE WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Attorney General Janet Reno today appointed seven new members to the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys. The Committee, created in l973, advises the Attorney General on law enforcement issues and provides the U.S. Attorneys a key voice in Department policy. Each of the new members will serve two-year terms. The new members are: Alan D. Bersin, San Diego, California Gregory M. Sleet, Wilmington, Delaware P. Michael Patterson, Tallahassee, Florida Kathryn E. Landreth, Las Vegas, Nevada Janice McKenzie Cole, Raleigh, North Carolina Sherry S. Matteucci, Billings, Montana Thomas J. Monaghan, Omaha, Nebraska "Each of these talented U.S. Attorneys brings a significant amount of expertise to the Committee which will be important as we forge ahead in the fight against crime," Reno said. "In making these appointments, we have tried to achieve a balance of office size, geographic location and diversity." Reno said Bersin, United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, is expert on immigration matters and health care fraud. He has held the positions of executive assistant to the Board of Police Commissioners for the City of Los Angeles, associate/partner at Munger, Tolles & Olsen, and visiting professor at the San Diego School of Law and the University of Southern California. A member of both the California and Alaska Bar, Bersin was appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of California in November l993. Sleet, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, has represented the United States Attorneys on the Department of Justice Inter-Agency Bank Fraud Working Group since his appointment in June 1994. He began his career as an assistant public defender in Philadelphia (l976-l983). For the next eight years he held the positions of associate attorney at LaCheer and Alva; partner with Sleet and Phillips; partner with Sleet and Farrell; associate attorney with Harper and Paul; and associate attorney with Charyl Harden. In l990 he served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware and in l992 held the position as counsel for Hercules Inc. He is a member of both the Delaware and Pennsylvania Bar. Patterson, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, practiced in both the private and public sectors in Florida--a state with considerable experience in dealing with drug trafficking and immigration. Reno said his experience in these areas will be helpful to the Committee, which deals with these issues on both the federal and state levels. He began his career as an assistant public defender. Before becoming partner with

Patterson and Susco in l982, he was associate attorney with Louis F. Fay Jr. and also was in private practice. From l983-l993 he served as Assistant State Attorney for the State of Florida. Patterson was appointed United States Attorney in November l993. Landreth, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, has been active in the area of Native American issues and juvenile justice. She began her law career in private practice and was assistant professor of law at Old College in Reno, Nevada. From l987-l992 she held the positions of vice president and general counsel, Citicorp Marketing-Chicago; vice president and business general counsel, Citibank-Nevada; and director, corporate secretary, Citibank-Utah. In l992, Landreth was in private practice and president of Dispute Resolution Alternatives Inc. She was appointed United States Attorney in October l993. Before graduating from Fordham University Law School in l979, Cole, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, was a police officer for the City of New York. She is an expert in the areas of juvenile justice and health care fraud. For four years she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and was appointed District Court Judge, First Judicial District of North Carolina in l990, where she served until her appointment as United States Attorney in February l994. Cole belongs to both the New York and North Carolina bars. A graduate of the University of Montana Law School in l979, Matteucci, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, served as associate with John M. Dietrich in Billings, and partner with Crowley/Haughey/Hanson/Toole & Dietrich in Billings. She was appointed United States Attorney in November l993 and has been very active in the area of Native American issues and civil rights. Monaghan, United States Attorney for the District of Nebraska, has been an active member of both the white collar crime and controlled substances and drug abuse prevention and education subcommittees of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee. He is a graduate of Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Law School and is a member of the Nebraska State Bar. He served as associate attorney with Malcolm Young in Omaha, and later as partner (l978-l993) with Monaghan/Tiedeman & Lynch in Omaha. For six years he was a part-time instructor at the College of St. Mary in Omaha. He was appointed United States Attorney in November l993. Other members of the Committee who were appointed to two-year terms in January l994 are: Michael R. Stiles, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Lynne A. Battaglia, Baltimore, Maryland Kent B. Alexander, Atlanta, Georgia Gaynelle Griffin Jones, Houston, Texas Janet A. Napolitano, Phoenix, Arizona Randall K. Rathbun, Wichita, Kansas Henry L. Solano, Denver, Colorado Emily M. Sweeney, Cleveland, Ohio Michael Troop, Louisville, Kentucky Mary Jo White, New York, New York Eric H. Holder, Jr., District of Columbia Stiles, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of

Pennsylvania, will continue to serve as Chairman of the Committee. Battaglia, United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, will continue as Vice Chair. The United States Attorneys whose appointments to the Advisory Committee will expire on January 3l, l995, are: Zachary W. Carter, Brooklyn, New York Nora M. Manella, Los Angeles, California Michael J. Yamaguchi, San Francisco, California Jay P. McCloskey, Bangor, Maine Katrina C. Pflaumer, Seattle, Washington James B. Burns, Chicago, Illinois Paul E. Coggins, Dallas, Texas J. Preston Strom, Jr., Columbia, South Carolina They will continue to serve the Advisory Committee as either a member or Chair of one of its subcommittees. ### 95-028