Sanford C. Coats

Former Chief of the Major Crimes Section & Project Safe Childhood Coordinator at United States Department of Justice

Sanford C. Coats

Sanford C. Coats

Former Chief of the Major Crimes Section & Project Safe Childhood Coordinator at United States Department of Justice

Biography

Sanford Coats
Western District of Oklahoma
anford C. Coats was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma on December 30, 2009. From February 2010 to February 2011, he served on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys and continues to serve on several subcommittees.

Coats received a B.A. from Tulane University in 1994 and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1998. While in law school, he was a Legal Intern for U.S. District Judge Tim Leonard and a Law Clerk for Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marian Opala. Coats was in private practice in Oklahoma City from 1999 to 2004.

Coats became an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in 2004. He has worked in all areas of the Criminal Division and served as the Major Crimes Team Leader and the PSC Coordinator. In 2007, Coats volunteered for assignment to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina to assist in the prosecution of violent, firearm and drug crime. Also in 2007, Coats received a Director’s Award from the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys for Superior Performance as an AUSA for the prosecution of multiple child prostitution cases.

Coats served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the FBA from 2004-08, including a term as President, and as Co-Chairman of the 2009 FBA Annual Meeting and Convention in Oklahoma City. He has served on the Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Alumni Board, the Harding Fine Arts Academy Board of Directors, and the Oklahoma Bar Association Law School Committee. Coats and his wife Danielle have three children.

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Number of Awards

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Former Chief, Appellate Division, US Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama at United States Department of Justice

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Justice at Supreme Court of Georgia

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Director at United States Department of Justice

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Judge at United States District Court for the Central District of California

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United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York at United States Department of Justice

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Former United States Attorney for the District of Maine at United States Department of Justice

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Former General Counsel at Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Partner at Stoel Rives LLP

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Former Chief of the Major Crimes Section & Project Safe Childhood Coordinator at United States Department of Justice
Education
J.D.
Class of 1998

University of Oklahoma College of Law is a school.

B.A.
Class of 1994

Tulane University is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded as a public medical college in 1834, the school grew into a comprehensive university in 1847 and was eventually privatized under the endowments of Paul Tulane and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884. Tulane is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Career History
Chief of the Major Crimes Section & Project Safe Childhood Coordinator
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Boards & Committees
President, Board of Directors
2004 - 2008
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Member, Attorney General's Advisory Committee
2010 - 2011

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Awards & Honors
U.S. Department of Justice - Director's Award
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