Seth DuCharme ’03 is the new acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. DuCharme joined the Brooklyn federal prosecutor’s office in 2008 after working as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Upon graduation from Fordham Law, DuCharme clerked for the late Judge Richard Owen, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The new acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York moves into the role after a stint at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., but he doesn’t lack local experience.
Seth DuCharme, who was appointed by Attorney General William Barr on Friday and sworn in that afternoon, joined the Brooklyn federal prosecutor’s office in 2008 after working as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
DuCharme specialized in counterterrorism, national security and cybercrime, serving as the office’s national security cyber specialist and as a representative on the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council.
Before he was named criminal chief of the Eastern District in March 2018, shortly after Richard Donoghue became U.S. attorney, he led the office’s national security and cybercrime section.