BOISE, Idaho – Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Nicholas J. Woychick is now the District of Idaho’s Civil Chief, announced U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis. Previously, AUSA Syrena C. Hargrove served dual roles, as Civil Chief and Appellate Coordinator. She has now assumed the role of Appellate Chief. U.S. Attorney Davis also announced AUSA Joanne P. Rodriguez will serve as an additional Senior Litigation Counsel for the office, joining current Senior Litigation Counsel Raymond E. Patricco who has filled this role since July 2014.
Mr. Woychick has been an AUSA since April 1995. He has served in several roles, including Civil Chief, Senior Litigation Counsel, and Ethics Advisor. He has also been an active civil litigator throughout his tenure with the office, and will continue to litigate cases in addition to filling the role of Civil Chief.
Ms. Hargrove has been an AUSA since March 2008. She served as Appellate Coordinator since 2008 and Civil Chief and Appellate Coordinator since 2010. In her new role, she will expand her work on appeals within the office and will remain part of the management team.
Ms. Rodriguez has been an AUSA since May 1983. A litigator with extensive criminal and civil experience, she has acted as an informal mentor for less experienced AUSAs for years. She will continue her mentoring, in a more formal capacity, as Senior Litigation Counsel. She will also continue to litigate civil cases and will serve on the management team.
“I came into office to find that I have an outstanding staff, including Nick, Syrena, and Joanne,” said U.S. Attorney Davis. “In light of the office’s growth and increasing workload, I am pleased that I am able to have a Civil Chief, Appellate Chief, and additional Senior Litigation Counsel and I am doubly pleased that Nick, Syrena, and Joanne, respectively, have assumed those roles. I look forward to working alongside of them and with the entire management team, going forward.”
SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Thursday, July 12, 2018.