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United States Attorney’s Office Announces Leadership Positions

Fargo – United States Attorney Mac Schneider today announced that several criminal prosecutors and a civil litigator have been named to leadership positions in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of North Dakota.

The office’s management team will continue to be led by Jennifer Puhl, First Assistant United States Attorney (FAUSA). Puhl, a career prosecutor who joined the office in 2002, was United States Attorney from June through mid-December of 2022 and previously served as Criminal Chief. She was named FAUSA on December 13, 2023. Dave Hagler, an Assistant United States Attorney who has been with the office since 1999, is the office’s Criminal Division Chief. Kent Rockstad, a civil litigator who has represented the United States in bankruptcy proceedings and other commercial litigation since 2002, will continue to serve as Civil Division Chief. The office’s Criminal Supervisor is Brett Shasky, who joined the office in 2003. Shasky also leads the office’s OCDEFT efforts.

Additional leadership positions include:

Chris Myers – Special Counsel to the United States Attorney for Law Enforcement: Since joining the office in 2002, Myers has served as both FAUSA and United States Attorney. Myers was previously a Chief Assistant Clay County Attorney and an Assistant Cass County State’s Attorney. He was also a Special Agent with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation before becoming a prosecutor.

Gary Delorme – Senior Litigation Counsel: Delorme joined the office in August 2008 after serving as a prosecutor in Cass County and Stutsman County. He was a Judge Advocate with the North Dakota Army National Guard before retiring with over 20 years of military experience. He also serves as the office’s Tribal Liaison.

Megan Healy – Appellate Chief: In addition to her role as Appellate Chief, Healy prosecutes federal civil rights and tax cases.  A native of Rugby, North Dakota, she previously practiced law in Washington, DC, and served as a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Healy joined the office in 2012.  

Source : Juatice