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Paul Mower

Assistant United States Attorney, US Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois

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Paul Mower is an assistant United States attorney in the violent crimes section of the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, where he prosecutes federal crimes involving gang violence, racketeering, illegal firearms, and narcotics. He is also a major-select in the US Marine Corps Reserve, where he serves as a civil affairs officer and civil-military operations planner with 3D Civil Affairs Group, Naval Station Great Lakes. As a civil affairs team leader, he plans and conducts operations that establish, maintain, and influence relations between US military forces, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the civilian populace in foreign areas.

Mower previously served as a judicial law clerk to federal judges appointed to the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. As an active duty Marine Corps judge advocate, he prosecuted violations of the uniform code of military justice and deployed in support of special-purpose Marine air-ground task force-crisis response-Africa. He received his BA from the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in political science and minored in the Hesburgh Program in Public Service, and his JD from Harvard Law School. He is also a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Expeditionary Warfare School Distance Education Program.