U.S. Attorney in Tulsa's district appointed to Attorney General Sessions' advisory committee
7:45 PM, Nov 13, 2017
11:45 AM, Nov 16, 2017
TULSA - U.S. Attorney of the Northern District Court in Tulsa, Robert Trent Shores, was one of nine appointed to Attorney General Jeff Session's national advisory committee on Monday. R. Trent Shores
Sessions announced the appointment of nine new U.S. Attorneys to serve two-year terms on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys (AGAC). AGAC was created in 1973 and reports to the Attorney General through the Deputy Attorney General. AGAC represents the U.S. Attorneys and provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General on matters of policy, procedure, and management impacting the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys.
In September 2017, the Senate confirmed Shores to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Prior to this appointment, Shores was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Oklahoma. Shores previously served as First Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma and deputy director for the Department of Justice’s Office of Tribal Justice, where he developed initiatives to promote public safety in Indian Country. He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
The other new appointees to Sessions' advisory counsel include: U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama Richard Moore; U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah John W. Huber; U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin E. Herdman; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina Robert Higdon; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Joshua Minkler; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Jeff Jensen; and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska Bryan Schroder.
U.S. Attorney Richard Moore will serve as the Chair of AGAC, and U.S. Attorney John W. Huber will serve as the Vice Chair.
“I am pleased to announce the first members of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee under this administration. These U.S. Attorneys will play an important role in carrying out the Department of Justice’s mission to reduce violent crime, combat transnational crimination organizations, secure our southern border, end the devastating opioid crisis, and return to the rule of law,” said Attorney General Sessions.