Tessa M. Gorman appointed Acting United States Attorney
Long-time leader takes over from Brian T. Moran
Seattle (STL.News) The U.S. Department of Justice today appointed Tessa M. Gorman as Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington. Ms. Gorman is a 24?year veteran of the Department of Justice, having served in high-profile leadership roles for both the U. S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bar Association. Acting U.S. Attorney Gorman takes over from Brian T. Moran who resigned the post February 28, 2021, as is traditional with the change in administration.
As First Assistant United States Attorney, Tessa Gorman provided guidance to the Civil, Criminal, and Appellate Divisions of the United States Attorney’s Office. She is involved in the ongoing supervision of the Seattle Police Department Consent Decree and other civil rights litigation. Ms. Gorman has supervised some of the most high profile cases in the office, such as the prosecution of Huawei for theft of trade secrets, cybercrime cases such as the hack on Capital One, and the investigation and civil settlement with Bradken Inc., over metal it supplied to Navy submarines. Gorman supervised cases involving pain clinics belonging to a Seattle doctor who defrauded the government and the criminal prosecution of an environmental disposal firm that was committing fraud by falsely claiming it met environmental protection standards.