Jennifer May-Parker Receives Federal Bar Association Achievement Award and Assumes New Role as Chief Litigation Counsel | USAO-EDNC

RALEIGH, NC – Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, is pleased to announce that the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of North Carolina Chapter, has awarded attorney United States Deputy Jennifer P. May-Parker the 2022 Justice David Daniel Award for Excellence in the Legal Community. Today’s announcement coincides with May-Parker’s assumption of his new role as Chief Counsel for Litigation.

The Judge David Daniel Award for Excellence in the Legal Community was established by the Federal Bar Association in memory of Magistrate Judge Daniel to honor lawyers who exemplify integrity, commitment and service to the community legal. The award annually honors an attorney who has demonstrated a commitment to the legal profession, to the Eastern District of North Carolina, to the clients he serves, and to his community. To qualify, a candidate must practice in the Eastern District of North Carolina and exemplify the ideals of the legal profession and promote the goals of equal justice under the law.

May-Parker has a long track record of success as a prosecutor and has broken barriers in her career. She is the first woman, first female lawyer of color and first federal prosecutor to receive this award. She began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York District Attorney’s Office (Manhattan). She then served as an assistant attorney general in the Civilian Environment Division of the North Carolina Department of Justice. In 2013, May-Parker was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. This year will mark May-Parker’s 23rd with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

During her tenure at the Bureau, May-Parker served as a criminal attorney, appellate counsel, appeals division chief, first assistant United States attorney, diversity chair, and a member of the HOPE team. Short. She has tried numerous cases to jury verdict, written hundreds of memoranda (and reviewed hundreds more), and argued numerous cases before the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. May-Parker also served as a member of the DOJ Chief Appeals Task Force, which provides advice to the department on legal strategy and key issues.

May-Parker recently assumed the role of Chief Counsel for Litigation at the United States Attorney’s Office, a leadership role. In this role, she will lead the litigation support and victim-witness assistance sections, lead the office’s training and mentoring programs for AUSAs, and support special litigation projects in the areas of economic crimes and civil rights.

US Attorney Easley said, “We are all inspired by Jennifer’s accomplished career and her dedication to serving others. Jennifer is always very willing to share her time, talent and expertise to achieve justice and to support her colleagues in the legal community. She is a great team player and I am honored that she continues to work so hard for the people of eastern North Carolina.

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