John F. Bash was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas on December 11, 2017. President Donald J. Trump nominated Mr. Bash on September 11, 2017, and he was confirmed by the Senate on November 9, 2017. As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Bash is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the Western District of Texas. He is responsible for prosecuting violations of federal criminal law in the district, as well as representing the United States in all civil litigation in the district in which the United States is a party.
Prior to his appointment as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Bash served as a Special Assistant to the President and as an Associate White House Counsel. Bash was an Assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General from 2012 to 2017, where he represented the United States before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was previously an associate in the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, and served as a law clerk to the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and to Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mr. Bash graduated from Harvard University in 2003, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 2006.