THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PAUL L. SEAVE AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Paul L. Seave to serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California.
Paul L. Seave, of Sacramento, California, has been a federal prosecutor for twelve years. From 1983-1987, he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California. From 1988-1989, Mr. Seave was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, DC. From 1989-1993, he returned as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California. He was First Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California from 1993-1997, and has been the District's Interim United States Attorney since April 1997. His courtroom experience includes significant prosecutions in areas such as financial and other fraud, racketeering, arson, and murder-for-hire. Mr. Seave began his legal career as a law clerk for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He then worked for three years as a litigation associate at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania law firm. Mr. Seave has also served as an adjunct professor at three California law schools, teaching in the areas of white collar crime and conflicts of law.
Mr. Seave received a B.A. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review.
United States Attorneys are the chief federal prosecutors and law enforcement officers for the 94 federal judicial districts. They have principal responsibility for prosecuting federal matters in their districts, and for representing the United States in civil matters.