Rachael S. Rollins Sworn In As United States Attorney For The District Of Massachusetts | USAO-MA


BOSTON – Rachael Splaine Rollins was sworn in today as the United States attorney for the District of Massachusetts. U.S. District Court Chief Justice F. Dennis Saylor IV was sworn in in Boston Federal Court in a private ceremony. A formal investiture will be scheduled at a later date.

U.S. Attorney Rollins was appointed by President Joseph R. Biden on July 26, 2021 and was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 8, 2021 in a decisive vote in favor of Vice President Kamala Harris.

“Today’s swearing-in was a moment of pride and humility for me and my family. It was especially special for me to have my parents with me on my father’s 74th birthday.e birthday. Their support has been unwavering and I owe them much of this moment. As I reflect on the path that led me here, I can’t help but think of the many colleagues and mentors who have supported me along my journey. I want to thank my friends, colleagues and law enforcement partners in the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office, whose unwavering commitment and dedication to keeping our neighborhoods healthy and safe has truly made a difference in the lives of so many people. I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished together, ”said US Attorney Rollins.

“As I enter this next chapter as a United States attorney, I look forward to the challenges ahead. There is a lot to do and I am fortunate to step into an office with highly trained lawyers and staff who have the same commitment to public safety and the well-being and health of the community.

U.S. Attorney Rollins, 50, of Boston, is now the top federal law enforcement official in the District of Massachusetts, which includes 14 counties. With over 20 years of legal experience, U.S. Attorney Rollins will lead a team of more than 250 federal and employee attorneys with three offices located in Boston, Worcester and Springfield.

U.S. Attorney Rollins has served as the Suffolk County (DA) district attorney for three years. In 2019, the people of Suffolk County elected her as the first woman to serve as a district attorney and the first woman of color to serve as a district attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Rollins is now the first black woman to serve as a United States Attorney General in the District of Massachusetts, one of the first two United States Attorney’s Offices in the country, established in 1789.

U.S. Attorney Rollins was previously chief legal counsel to the Massachusetts Port Authority. Previously, she was general counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. From 2007-2011, she served as the Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, serving in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions.

Earlier in her career, American lawyer Rollins was a lawyer with Bingham McCutchen LLP and from 1999 to 2002 she was a field lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board. American lawyer Rollins began her legal career as a clerk for Associate Judge Frederick L. Brown of the Massachusetts Court of Appeal.

American lawyer Rollins received a Juris Doctor from the Northeastern University School of Law and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education and African American Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


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