THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HARRY LITMAN AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Harry Litman to serve as United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Harry Litman, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has extensive experience as a federal prosecutor. He has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Policy Development at the Department of Justice since 1993. His chief areas of responsibility are prosecutorial policy, criminal law, and constitutional law. In addition, Mr. Litman serves simultaneously as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he prosecutes a range of federal criminal cases. From 1990 to 1993, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of California, where he served as Deputy Chief of Appeals. While in that position, Mr. Litman was detailed to the Washington office of the Department of Justice to work on several national cases. Mr. Litman is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law, and previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published numerous articles on criminal law and federalism. He served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Abner J. Mikva.
Mr. Litman received a B.A. degree with honors from Harvard University and a J.D. degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law, where he graduated with highest academic honors and was Editor-in-Chief 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 the prosecution of federal matters in their district.