BOISE – United States Lawyer Josh Hurwit declared the appointment of the following men and women to the U.S. Attorney’s Office environment leadership crew currently: First Assistant U.S. Lawyer Justin D. Whatcott, Executive U.S. Lawyer Kate Horwitz, Civil Main Nick Woychick, Deputy Prison Chief Chris Atwood, Deputy Criminal Chief Kevin Maloney, Coeur d’Alene Branch Manager Traci Whelan, Pocatello Department Supervisor Jack Haycock, and Senior Litigation Counsels Joanne Rodriguez and Syrena Hargrove.
“I have worked alongside every single of these gifted community servants for many years now,” explained U.S. Legal professional Hurwit. “They deliver a assorted set of backgrounds and practical experience to our collective mission of upholding the rule of legislation in Idaho. I could not be more energized to proceed to get the job done with every single of them in their management capacities for the benefit of our great state.”
U.S. Legal professional Hurwit appointed Justin D. Whatcott as First Assistant U.S. Legal professional. Whatcott has served as Criminal Main given that March of 2020 and was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in September of 2010. Whatcott, a native of Post Falls, Idaho, earlier served as a state prosecutor in Latah, Blaine, and Ada Counties, as nicely as for the Idaho Legal professional General’s Office. He is a graduate of the College of Idaho Higher education of Legislation.
U.S. Legal professional Hurwit appointed Kate Horwitz as Govt U.S. Legal professional. Horwitz has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Idaho considering the fact that 2016. Horwitz previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma and clerked for the Honorable Robin Cauthron, U.S. District Decide for the Western District of Oklahoma, and for The Honorable Mary Beck Briscoe and The Honorable Robert Bacharach on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
U.S. Attorney Hurwit appointed Nick Woychick as Civil Main, a posture he has held considering the fact that 2018, and formerly held from 2005 to 2010. Woychick has served as an Assistant U.S. Legal professional since 1995 and was the Senior Litigation Counsel from 2010 to 2014. Woychick previously externed with the Idaho Supreme Court, clerked for the Honorable Harold L. Ryan of the U.S. District Courtroom for the District of Idaho, and labored as a litigation affiliate at Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley in Boise.
U.S. Lawyer Hurwit appointed Chris Atwood as Deputy Legal Main, a position he has held considering the fact that 2019. Atwood has served as an Assistant U.S. Legal professional considering the fact that 2015 and previously served as a Specific Assistant U.S. Legal professional sponsored by the Treasure Valley Partnership to address gang crimes. Atwood, a native of Blackfoot, Idaho, formerly served as an Ada County Deputy Prosecutor, as a District Court docket law clerk in Ada County, and is a graduate of the University of Idaho College or university of Law.
U.S. Legal professional Hurwit appointed Kevin Maloney as Deputy Criminal Main. Maloney has served as an Assistant U.S. Lawyer given that 2002 and supervised the Asset Forfeiture Device from 2017 to 2022. Maloney earlier served as an Ada County Deputy Prosecutor and as legislative counsel for the Idaho Prosecuting Attorney’s Association.
U.S. Attorney Hurwit appointed Traci Whelan as Coeur d’Alene Department Manager, a place she has held considering the fact that 2003. Whelan has served as an Assistant U.S. Legal professional considering that 1998, beforehand served as a Kootenai County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, and has more than 30 several years of prosecution working experience.
U.S. Legal professional Hurwit appointed Jack Haycock as Pocatello Branch Manager, a posture he has held given that 1999. Haycock has served as an Assistant U.S. Legal professional due to the fact 1991, and previously served as a Deputy Legal professional Typical for the Idaho Attorney General’s Office environment, as an Ada County Deputy Prosecutor, and as a Decide Advocate Normal in the United States Air Power.
In addition to these appointments, U.S. Lawyer Hurwit re-appointed Joanne Rodriguez as Senior Litigation Counsel, a situation she has held considering the fact that 2018. Rodriguez will retire from the U.S. Attorney’s workplace at the end of September soon after nearly 40 a long time as an Assistant U.S. Legal professional. Rodriguez beforehand was a Deputy District Attorney in Palm Springs, California, for 5 a long time. She graduated from the College of California at Davis.
“Ms. Rodriguez was one of my very first mentors when I joined our place of work, and I have relied on her smart counsel all through my job listed here,” claimed U.S. Attorney Hurwit. “She has experienced a distinguished vocation in general public company, and while we will pass up her in our office, we desire her all the very best in her retirement.”
U.S. Attorney Hurwit appointed Syrena C. Hargrove as Senior Litigation Counsel, a alter that will consider outcome on October 1, 2022. Hargrove has served as Appellate Main due to the fact September of 2010 and will retain that situation. She was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in March of 2008. Hargrove earlier served as Civil Chief, as an Assistant Town Lawyer for the City of Boise, as an associate for Bredhoff & Kaiser, and as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen S. Trott and the late T.G. Nelson, equally of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Honorable B. Lynn Winmill of the United States District Court docket for the District of Idaho. She is a graduate of Harvard Legislation University.
The United States Attorney’s Business for the District of Idaho was established in 1863 when Idaho grew to become a territory. For 159 several years it has been dependable for implementing federal legal regulations and representing the United States and its departments and businesses in civil steps. The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho consists of the primary place of work in Boise and department places of work in Coeur d’Alene and Pocatello.