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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Two to Serve as U.S. Attorneys

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Obama nominated Eileen Maura Decker and John W. Huber to serve as U.S. Attorneys. 

"Through their dedication and accomplishments in public service, these fine attorneys have distinguished themselves as some of the best and brightest their profession has to offer," President Obama said.  "I am honored to nominate them as United States Attorneys and know that they will faithfully and tirelessly pursue justice on behalf of the American people."

Eileen Maura Decker: Nominee to be United States Attorney for the Central District of California

Eileen Maura Decker has served as the Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security & Public Safety for the City of Los Angeles since 2009.  From 1995 to 2009, Decker served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California and held a number of leadership positions including Chief of the National Security Section from 2007 to 2009; Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime and Terrorism Section from 2002 to 2007; and Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force from 1999 to 2002.  She served as a law clerk to Judge Gary Taylor of the United States District Court for the Central District of California from 1991 to 1992.  Decker began her legal career as an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher from 1990 to 1991 and returned to the firm from 1992 to 1995.  She received her J.D. in 1990 from New York University School of Law and her B.S. in 1982 from New York University, School of Business & Public Administration.

John W. Huber: Nominee to be United States Attorney for the District of Utah

John W. Huber has served as Executive Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Utah since 2012.  He has served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah—first as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, then as an Assistant United States Attorney—since 2002.  Huber previously served as Chief Prosecutor of West Valley City, Utah, from 1999 to 2004 and as Deputy Prosecutor from 1996 to 1999. Huber began his legal career as Deputy County Attorney for Weber County, Utah, from 1995 to 1996.  He received his J.D. in 1995 from the University of Utah College of Law and his B.A. in 1989 from the University of Utah.