Paul J. Van de Graaf has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney fior 32 years. He began his service at the United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He moved to Vermont in 1991. He currently serves as Senior Litigation Counsel. He previously served as Criminal Chief in Vermont for 16 years. He has handled a wide variety of criminal investigations and prosecutions. Before becoming an AUSA he clerked for Second Circuit Judge James Oakes and worked at a firm in Washington DC.