Cole Finegan Sworn in As United States Attorney of the Department of Justice
After being nominated by President Biden on September 28, 2021, and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 19, 2021, Cole Finegan has officially been sworn in as the new United States Attorney of the Department of Justice. Finegan’s background has included stints as Regional Managing Partner of the Americas at DLA Piper, Chief of Staff for the Denver Mayor, City Attorney, and Chief Legal Counsel in the Office of the Governor of Colorado.
Andrew Luger was sworn in as United States attorney on Feb. 14. His first term as U.S. attorney ended just months after President Donald Trump took office. President Trump has directed Obama holdovers to step down. In the meantime, Luger has returned to his roots as a federal prosecutor. Until now, Luger had worked in private practice for Jones Day in Minneapolis. He will take over an office with about 130 employees and 65 attorneys.
Before being nominated to be United States attorney, Luger was a partner in the Minneapolis office of Jones Day. He was a member of the firm’s Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice. In this role, he defended local companies and helped develop a national hate crime initiative. President Obama appointed him as United States attorney for Minnesota from 2014 to 2017.
Cole Finegan has been sworn in as the United States attorney for the District of Colorado. He was nominated by President Biden on September 28 and confirmed by the United States Senate on November 19. He returns to public service after serving in private practice. Prior to joining the federal government, Finegan was a partner at a major international law firm. He also held positions as Chief of Staff to the Denver Mayor and City Attorney, and Chief Legal Counsel in the Office of the Governor of Colorado.
Before his appointment to the Department of Justice, Mr. Finegan served as Denver’s city attorney and chief of staff. During his tenure, he was named Colorado’s top lawyer for municipal law and was named a “Super Lawyer” in 2007-09. He was also named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Attorneys and was named Lawyer of the Decade by Law Week Colorado.
Cole Finegan was sworn in as the new United States attorney for the District of Colorado on Wednesday. He was nominated by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November. He comes to public service after spending several years in private practice. He was the regional managing partner for the Americas at the law firm Hogan Lovells. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a city attorney in Denver and served as chief legal counsel to the governor of Colorado.
Finegan has served on numerous nonprofit boards and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He also received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Finegan was nominated for the position by President Biden in September and was sworn in on November 19, 2021. In a career spanning two decades, he has held various positions in public and private sectors. He was previously the regional managing partner of the Americas at law firm DLA Piper and a Denver city attorney. In addition, he has been a member of various boards and served as Chief Legal Counsel for the Governor of Colorado.
Before becoming U.S. attorney, Finegan held several positions, including Special Assistant District Attorney in North Carolina. She also worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Columbus County, North Carolina, and as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Guilford County, North Carolina.
Gary Restaino has been sworn in as the new United States attorney for Arizona. He is a career prosecutor who has worked in state and federal offices for nearly two decades. He previously served as chief of the criminal division and head of the white-collar crime section in the Phoenix office. He also spent a brief time at the Justice Department’s headquarters in Washington. He has a track record of high-profile prosecutions and convictions.
On April 25, 2022, President Biden appointed Mr. Restaino as Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). He held that position until July 13, 2022.