Terrance P. Flynn, a partner of Harris Beach PLLC, has been elected President of the National Association of Former United States Attorneys, an organization that promotes and defends the integrity and independence of the nation’s federal prosecutors. This esteemed organization is solely composed of United States Attorneys who served pursuant to a presidential commission, appointment by a federal judge or by designation by the Attorney General of the United States.
Mr. Flynn served as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York under President George W. Bush from March 2006 to January 2009. In that role, Mr. Flynn was the chief civil lawyer and criminal prosecutor for the United States and all of its agencies in the 17-county region of the Western District of New York. He was responsible for the management of two offices (Buffalo and Rochester), which oversaw more than 130 personnel, including 57 attorneys.
Mr. Flynn joined Harris Beach as a partner after his tenure as U.S. Attorney. He currently focuses his practice on both the firm’s government compliance and investigations and the litigation groups. Mr. Flynn regularly advises Fortune 500 or large privately held companies, such as Facebook and United/Continental Airlines, on compliance, commercial litigation, product liability, personal injury litigation and other matters. Mr. Flynn also counsels clients in complex legal crises involving criminal, civil, regulatory, and/or related public relations matters, and represents witnesses, subjects, and targets of both federal and state grand jury investigations.
Mr. Flynn was elected President at the Association’s national convention in Nashville on Oct. 26. He previously served as Treasurer, Vice President and then President-Elect for the Association.
“The office of the United States Attorney has a critically important mission: To assist the President of the United States in faithfully executing the laws of the country as specified in the Constitution,” Mr. Flynn said. “I’m proud to take on the leadership of this bi-partisan Association, which supports former United States Attorneys and officials with the Justice Department, and especially the mission of the United States Attorney offices.”
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