Cindy Cipriani, JD

Senior Management Counsel and Director of Outreach/Engagement, Office of the U.S. Attorney

Southern District of California

Cindy Cipriani, JD, is Senior Management Counsel and Director of Outreach/Engagement, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Southern District of California. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cipriani develops partnerships and programs that further the U.S. Department of Justice’s mission to prevent crime and enforce federal laws. She co-chairs San Diego’s multi-disciplinary opioid coalition, which works across sectors to raise public awareness and end the vicious cycle of addiction and overdose deaths.

Ms. Cipriani also leads the Juvenile Smuggling Prevention team, a collaboration that Attorney General William Barr selected as 2019’s Outstanding Contribution to Community Partnerships for Public Safety. In addition, she has organized numerous events and efforts to address hate incidents, earning ADL’s Sherwood Prize for community engagement work combatting hate.

Ms. Cipriani obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism at The Ohio State University and held staff positions in the Ohio Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. She received her law degree from Georgetown Law Center and litigated for nearly a decade at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper) before becoming an Assistant United States Attorney in 1999. Ms. Cipriani has since held several senior management positions, including Deputy Chief of the Civil Division, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, and First Assistant U.S. Attorney.

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