Washington DC, July 21, 2017 — President Donald Trump officially announced his choices for two U.S. attorneys in Georgia.
President Trump confirmed his plans to nominate Byung J. “BJay” Pak as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and Charles Peeler for the same job in the Middle District of Georgia.
The offices of both Georgia’s U.S. Senators endorsed Pal and Peeler in a joint statement.
“These are two great Georgians whom the president intends to nominate to serve as U.S. attorneys,” Sen. Johny Isakson said in the news release. “I look forward to working with them as they go through the confirmation process in the Senate.”
“President Trump has nominated two impressive Georgians to fill the U.S. Attorney vacancies in the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia,” Perdue said in the same release. “I look forward to working with BJay Pak and Charles Peeler as they go through the Senate confirmation process.”
Pak is a former federal prosecutor who represented a Gwinnett County-based district in the state House for three terms from 2001 to 2016. Pak practices in complex litigation and government investigations with Chalmers Pak Burch & Adams.
Pak served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Georgia from 2002 to 2008. He prosecuted drug trafficking, money laundering, intellectual property and white-collar crimes.
Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, he was a litigation associate at Alston & Bird. He clerked for Judge Richard Mills of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.
He earned a B.B.A. from Stetson University in 1995 and a J.D. from University of Illinois College of Law in 1998.
Peeler lives in Albany and is a partner with a firm he co-founded in 2005, Flynn Peeler & Phillips. His practice is focused on complex civil litigation and federal criminal matters.
Previously, he worked in Atlanta at King & Spalding, where he handled intellectual property litigation.