Attorney General Laxalt Issues Statement on Confirmation of Nicholas Trutanich as US Attorney for Nevada

January 3, 2019

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed the President’s nomination of Nicholas Trutanich as U.S. Attorney for Nevada:

    “Nicholas Trutanich is one of the most talented and capable people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with,” said Attorney General Adam Laxalt. “During his tenure as Chief of Staff for the Attorney General’s Office, he displayed unparalleled capacity to handle any issue affecting our office and the State. He did so with a heart for service and a drive for perfection. I have no doubt that Trutanich will exercise the same leadership and excellence to impact the lives of Nevadans as our U.S. Attorney.”

      “As I continue my service to the Silver State, I am humbled to have earned the unanimous support of the U.S. Senate,” added Nicholas Trutanich. “I am especially grateful to the President, Senator Cortez-Masto and Senator Heller, who supported my desire to serve Nevadans. I am proud to have served alongside my dear friend Attorney General Adam Laxalt and the dedicated public servants of this office for the last four years, and I am eager to again represent the best client in the world—the United States of America.”

        After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center, Trutanich began his legal career practicing with the national firm Kirkland & Ellis, LLP working on complex commercial matters. He then served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real in the Central District of California. Soon after, he began his career in public service as a Supervisor in the Violent and Organized Crime Section and as the Gang Coordinator in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. During his more than six years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which included a detail as the Deputy Justice Attaché in Baghdad, Iraq, Trutanich also prosecuted in the office's National Security Section.