Jill E. Steinberg has been sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. U.S. District Court Chief Judge J. Randal Hall administered the oath on February 22, 2023. President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. nominated Steinberg to be U.S. Attorney on October 19, 2022, and the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination on February 16, 2023.
“I am incredibly honored to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia,” said U.S. Attorney Steinberg. “I look forward to working with the outstanding attorneys and staff in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, and members of the community to serve the citizens of the district.”
Steinberg has been a partner at Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since 2021. From 2008 to 2014, and from 2016 to 2021, she served the citizens of Georgia as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Criminal Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. From 2014 to 2016, Steinberg worked at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where she served as an Attorney Advisor in the National Security Division and then as Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General. From 2001 to 2008, she was an associate at Rogers & Hardin LLP in Atlanta, Georgia.
Steinberg began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office from 1998 to 2001. She received her Juris Doctor from Duke University Law School in 1998 and her Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia in 1995.
As U.S. Attorney, Steinberg is the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Southern District of Georgia, which covers 43 of Georgia’s 159 counties with a population of more than 1.6 million people and includes the cities of Savannah, Augusta, and Brunswick. She leads a team of approximately 70 attorneys and staff in prosecuting federal crimes in the district and defending the United States in civil cases brought in U.S. District Court. Learn more about the district at www.justice.gov/usao-sdga/about-district.