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Tanya K. Pierce (’84) of Dallas

October 2018

Tanya Pierce has been appointed the First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, working directly under the Presidentially-appointed U.S. Attorney, Erin Nealy Cox.

Previously, she served with the Drug Enforcement Administration as Chief of Staff in Arlington, Virginia (under Texas Tech School of Law graduate, Karen P. Tandy) and as General Counsel in the DEA Dallas office. She also served as an Assistant United States Attorney (Northern District of Texas) for almost 19 years in the Lubbock Office (1990 – 2009), as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney with the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office for 5 years (1985-1990) and as a briefing attorney with the 7th Judicial Court of Appeals in Amarillo, Texas (1984-1985).

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