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Winter 2018

Two Alumni Become US Attorneys

When Christina Nolan ’04 was unanimously confirmed as US Attorney in Vermont by the Senate last November, she became the first woman to serve in that role, a particular honor for the native Vermonter. She also became state’s 38th US attorney.

Nolan, an Assistant US Attorney in Vermont for seven years, had the endorsements of Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy and Republican Governor Phil Scott. “Christina Nolan is a native Vermonter and a well-respected Assistant US Attorney with a passion for the State of Vermont and for the mission of a prosecutor—to seek justice and improve our communities,” they said in a joint statement. She was nominated for the post in September by President Trump.

The governor’s office said that she is respected throughout the state as a tough prosecutor and is particularly well informed about the state’s opioid crisis through her work on drug-related crime.

Across the country, Robert C. Troyer ’90, who was serving as the acting US attorney in Colorado, was appointed in November by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to serve as US Attorney for the district until the Senate confirms a presidential nominee. Troyer told the Mountain Mail he will continue his office’s work to rebuild trust between communities and law enforcement, including by prosecuting hate crimes and improving reporting of those crimes. Like Nolan, he is addressing the opioid crisis in his state.

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