Norton Recommendation Graves Nominated by Biden for U.S. Attorney for D.C.

Jul 26, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that President Biden today nominated Matthew M. Graves to be the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. Norton recommended Graves to Biden. Biden, like Presidents Clinton and Obama, has granted Norton senatorial courtesy for judges on the U.S. District Court for D.C., the U.S. Attorney for D.C., the U.S. Marshal for the D.C. Superior Court, and the U.S. Marshal for the U.S. District Court for D.C.

“Matthew Graves not only possesses all the necessary qualities to be an exceptional U.S. Attorney for D.C.: integrity, temperament, and intelligence,” Norton said. “He served with distinction as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, giving him the best possible experience to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District.”

Graves is a partner at DLA Piper LLP, a global business law firm, where he has practiced since 2016. He is currently a litigation and compliance partner in the Washington, DC office, representing corporations and individuals in government investigations, criminal and regulatory proceedings, and civil litigation.

Prior to practicing at DLA Piper, Graves worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in D,C., , where he served in the Office’s Fraud and Public Corruption Section, ultimately serving as the acting chief of the Section. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Graves was an associate at WilmerHale.

Graves received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2001 and his B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1998. He clerked for Judge Richard W. Roberts on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 2001 to 2002.