Willamette law alumna nominated to be U.S. attorney for Oregon

President Barack Obama this week nominated Willamette University College of Law alumna Amanda Marshall JD'95 as Oregon's U.S. attorney.

If confirmed, she will become the state's top federal prosecutor. The roles of U.S. attorneys include prosecuting criminal cases brought by the federal government, defending and prosecuting civil cases in which the U.S. is a party, and collecting debts owed to the federal government that are not collectible through administrative means.

"Amanda Marshall has shown an unwavering commitment to justice throughout her career," Obama said in a White House press release. "I am confident she will continue to serve the people of Oregon with distinction."

Marshall currently is attorney in charge of the Oregon Department of Justice's child advocacy division, where she has gained respect statewide for working with cases of abused and neglected children.

Prior to joining the Justice Department in 2001, she worked as a deputy district attorney in Oregon's Coos County.