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Eric G. Olshan Assumes Role as U.S. Attorney for Western District of Pennsylvania




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Eric G. Olshan has taken the oath of office and officially assumed his responsibilities as the 60th United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Your Content has learned.

The swearing-in ceremony, conducted by Chief U.S. District Judge Mark R. Hornak, marked the beginning of Olshan’s tenure.

Hailing from Pittsburgh, Olshan, 42, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to continue his lifelong commitment to serving the United States.

With an extensive background in litigation on behalf of the nation, U.S. Attorney Olshan stated, “I am honored to embrace this new role and collaborate with the diligent attorneys and staff in our office.

Together, alongside our esteemed partners in federal, state, and local law enforcement, we will relentlessly pursue justice and safeguard our communities throughout the district.”

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Prior to his appointment, Olshan held the position of Chief of the Economic/Cyber/National Security Crimes Section.

He joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2017 as an Assistant United States Attorney, specializing in white-collar prosecutions.

Over the years, he assumed various crucial roles within the district, including Civil Rights Coordinator, Public Corruption Coordinator, Health Care Fraud Coordinator, Environmental Crime Coordinator, and District Election Officer.

From 2007 to 2017, Olshan served in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

His tenure involved a progression from Trial Attorney to Deputy Chief.

Olshan embarked on his journey with the Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program after working as a law clerk for Judge Richard C. Tallman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2006 to 2007.

Olshan holds a B.S. in physics with highest distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which he obtained in 2003.

He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2006.

Nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on March 21, 2023, Olshan successfully underwent confirmation by the United States Senate on June 8, 2023.

Leading an office comprising 115 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and support staff, Olshan will oversee operations in Pittsburgh, Erie, and Johnstown, according United States Attorney’s Office.

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