THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES NORMAN C. BAY AS U.S. ATTORNEY FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO The President today announced his intent to nominate Norman C. Bay
as United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico.
Mr. Norman C. Bay, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is currently the Interim United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico. Prior to his appointment as Interim United States Attorney, Mr. Bay was the Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney in the district's Violent Crime Section. As an Assistant United States Attorney from 1989 to 1995 in the District of Columbia and from 1995 until present in New Mexico, Mr. Bay has handled a variety of criminal cases, including violent crime, firearms violations, and narcotics trafficking. Before becoming a Federal Prosecutor, Mr. Bay was an Attorney-Advisor for the Office of Legal Advisor, United States Department of State from 1988 to 1989. From 1986 to 1987, Mr. Bay was a law clerk for a United States Court of Appeals Judge.
Mr. Bay received a B.A. degree in 1982 from Dartmouth College, and a J.D. degree in 1986 from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Oregon, District of Columbia, and New Mexico Bars.
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.