The Justice Department provided a statement from Terwilliger in an August 29 press release
announcing his confirmation by the U.S. Senate:
“I am humbled, thankful, and deeply honored to be confirmed as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia,” said Terwilliger. “As a federal prosecutor who focused on complex violent crime, organized crime, fraud, and human trafficking cases for almost a decade, I have had the privilege of working with some of the best law enforcement officers, prosecutors, attorneys, and colleagues in the country. I owe a huge debt to those who took the time to teach me how to be an AUSA, and to the many AUSAs from 1789 to present who have made this district one of the best in the country.”
Read the press release and the full text of the statement.
Terwilliger began his association with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia as an intern in 1999 and later worked there as a summer law clerk during law school. After earning his J.D. at William & Mary, where he was inducted into Order of the Coif, he clerked for U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore in the Southern District of Florida. He has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and as an Associate Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Staff for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
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