THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES TED L. MCBRIDE AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY FOR
THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH DAKOTA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Ted L. McBride to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota.
Mr. Ted McBride, of Rapid City, South Dakota, joined the United States Attorney's office in 1980 and currently serves as Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney, overseeing criminal litigation in the Rapid City branch office. He has also served as First Assistant in the Sioux Falls office and as Interim United States Attorney. During his 19-year career as a federal prosecutor, McBride has been responsible for a full range of civil and criminal cases and has broad trial experience. He was the district's first narcotics prosecutor and has handled a number of significant medical malpractice cases. He has also worked extensively on legal matters involving the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. From 1992-1993, Mr. McBride was on special detail to the Attorney General's Advocacy Institute at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC, as Assistant Director for federal criminal law training programs, including trial advocacy, bank fraud, grand jury practice, health care fraud, Indian gaming issues, and narcotics enforcement. He has also conducted training on criminal matters for federal, tribal, and police investigators. He is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota and the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. He has lectured for those professional associations on trial and civil issues, federal criminal defense, evidence, and appellate practice. Mr. McBride is also active in community affairs, including academic, historical, and drama organizations.
Mr. McBride received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a J.D. degree from the University of South Dakota.
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.