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New U.S. attorney to lead federal court’s Central District of California

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Martin Estrada was sworn in Monday as U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, which covers a wide swath of Southern California.

“I am deeply honored to return to the United States Attorney’s Office and have the opportunity to serve the people of this district,” Estrada said in a statement. “As the leader of this office, I will be focused on protecting our community, safeguarding the rights of every individual in this district and upholding the rule of law. I will also work to further develop the office’s relationships with federal, state and local law enforcement and with our community partners. Working together, we will always put the people of this district first.”

Estrada was a federal prosecutor in the Central District from 2007-14 and later joined the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, specializing in trials, complex litigation and investigations, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

As U.S. Attorney, he will oversee a district that covers Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The district, with 270 attorneys, is the largest U.S. Attorney’s Office outside of Washington, D.C.

Estrada earned his undergraduate degree at UC Irvine, and his law degree from Stanford Law School.

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