THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Birmingham, England) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 15, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOSE DE JESUS RIVERA TO BE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Jose de Jesus Rivera to be United States Attorney for the District of Arizona.
Mr. Jose de Jesus Rivera, of Phoenix, Arizona, has been a partner with the Phoenix law firm of Rivera, Scales and Kizer since 1984. His practice focuses on employment issues, personal injury matters, zoning issues, government relations, and constitutional law. Mr. Rivera also serves as Attorney for the City of El Mirage. From 1981 to 1984, he was with the firm of Langerman, Beam, Lewis and Marks. From 1977 to 1981, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, working on civil litigation and Ninth Circuit appellate matters. From 1976 to 1977, he served as an attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice where he worked on litigation involving the rights of the disabled and fair treatment of incarcerated juveniles. Mr. Rivera is a Vice President of the Board of Governors for the Arizona State Bar and the Board of Directors of the Institute for Community Initiatives.
Mr. Rivera received his B.A. degree from Northern Arizona University and a J.D. degree from Arizona State University.
United States Attorneys are the chief federal prosecutors and law enforcement officers for the 94 federal judicial districts. They have principal responsibility for the prosecution of federal matters in their district.