The MSBA would like to congratulate Maryland attorney and former MSBA President-Elect Erek L. Barron on his investiture as the 49th U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland on June 10, 2022. The investiture took place at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. 

Barron was sworn in on October 7, 2021, following his nomination by President Biden and unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate. As U.S. Attorney, Erek is the chief federal law enforcement officer in Maryland, overseeing the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States. He supervises an office of approximately 200 attorneys and administrative professionals in offices in Baltimore and Greenbelt. 

Before becoming the U.S. Attorney for Maryland, Barron enjoyed a career in public service and private practice, including service as a state and federal prosecutor, as counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, as a member of the Maryland Legislature, and as a partner at Whiteford, Taylor Preston, LLP.