Government News Highlights

Dec 16 – Dec 21, 2020


Peter D. Leary

December 21, 2020: Peter D. Leary was recently named the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Acting U.S. Attorney Leary previously served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney since 2018. Acting U.S. Attorney Leary has served the citizens of the Middle District of Georgia as a prosecutor since 2012. Since joining the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO), he has worked as the office’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council (ATAC) coordinator, its Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) prosecutor and as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney. In 2019, he received the Anti-Defamation League’s SHIELD award with FBI and Department of Justice partners, and he shared the 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Police/Thomson Reuters Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation with the FBI and GBI. Mr. Leary received his B.A. and J.D. from University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar. After law school, Mr. Leary clerked for U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Following his clerkship, Mr. Leary joined the Federal Programs Branch of the DOJ through its Honors Program, where he worked extensively with the Intelligence Community. In addition to his work at the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Leary serves as adjunct faculty at Mercer University, teaching Criminal Justice.

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