The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts represents the entire state and its 6.8 million residents. Of the 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the United States and its territories, the District of Massachusetts is one of the busiest, prosecuting a broad range of cases including national security, white collar crime, public corruption, cybercrime, narcotics and money laundering, organized crime and gang violence, and civil rights violations. In addition, the Office’s Civil Division tackles complex cases ranging from large affirmative health care fraud to bankruptcy.
Historically, the District of Massachusetts is one of the two first U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the nation. President George Washington appointed Christopher Gore U.S. Attorney in 1789, shortly after Congress enacted the Judiciary Act. In total, 55 distinguished United States Attorneys have led the Office for the District of Massachusetts.