Marc H. Silverman ’06 Named First Assistant U.S. Attorney


Former Liman Fellow Marc H. Silverman ’06 has been named First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut. In his role, he takes on the second-ranking position of the office. The announcement was made May 4 by U.S. Attorney Vanessa Roberts Avery. 

Since 2022, Silverman has served as Chief of the Criminal Division. Silverman joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2010 and, from 2014 to 2022, served as Deputy Chief of the Office’s Appellate Division. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Silverman was Liman Public Interest Fellow at Advocates for Children of New York, Inc.; an associate at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC; and a law clerk for Judge Kimba M. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Dennis Jacobs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Silverman is a 2003 graduate of Yale University and a 2006 graduate of Yale Law School.

“For years, Marc Silverman has served as a trusted advisor on complex legal and administrative issues facing the office, and he has been a highly valued member of our senior management team,” Avery said. “Marc shares a commitment to ensuring that we continue to uphold the highest professional and ethical standards in this district and he takes great care to ensure that our policies and practices comport with the rule of law, fairness, and the ends of justice.”

The Criminal Division comprises three program-based units: Violent Crimes and Narcotics, Financial Fraud and Public Corruption, and Major Crimes and National Security. The District of Connecticut is composed of approximately 68 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and approximately 57 staff members at offices in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport.