Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, January 17, 2003


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U.S. Attorney Debra Yang Named to Ashcroft Advisory Panel


By a MetNews Staff Writer


By a MetNews Staff Writer

Attorney General John Ashcroft yesterday named U.S. Attorney Debra W. Yang of the Central District of California and eight other federal prosecutors to his 19-member advisory council for U.S. attorneys.

The panel advises Ashcroft on law enforcement issues.

Yang gave up her post as a Los Angeles Superior Court judge last year to take President Bush’s appointment as the top federal prosecutor in a district that includes Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Yang is a 1981 graduate of Pitzer College in Pomona, and graduated from Boston College Law School in 1985. She was an associate at two local law firms between 1985 and 1988, then clerked for District Judge Ronald S.W. Lew of the Central District for a year prior to joining Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Macthinger. She worked as an assistant U.S. attorney before her 1997 bench appointment from then-Gov. Pete Wilson.

Yang will serve a two-year term on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys.

Ashcroft also extended the term of advisory committee chair Paul Warner, the U.S. attorney for the District of Utah.


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