Senate Unanimously Confirms U.S. Attorneys Recommended by Burr and Tillis

November 19, 2021

Today, North Carolina Senators Richard Burr Thom Tillis applauded the Senate for unanimously confirming Dena King to be the U.S. Attorney for Western District, Sandra Hairston to be the U.S. Attorney for Middle District, and Michael Easley, Jr. to be the U.S. Attorney for Eastern District. All three nominees were recommended by Senators Burr and Tillis.

“I’m pleased the Senate has confirmed Dena King, Sandra Hairston, and Michael Easley, Jr. to fill these important U.S. Attorney vacancies in North Carolina,” said Senator Burr. “I applaud their willingness to continue serving the people of North Carolina. I know their experiences will serve them well in their respective roles.”

“Dena King, Sandra Hairston, and Michael Easley, Jr. are impressive and qualified individuals who will serve North Carolina well as U.S. Attorneys,” said Senator Tillis. “I was proud to work with Senator Burr to identify, interview, and recommend these three candidates and I look forward to their success in their new roles. I want to thank the White House for working with us on these nominations and I applaud the Senate for confirming all three.”

Dena King currently serves as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. She previously served as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina and is a graduate of N.C. State and N.C. Central University School of Law. Sandra Hairston has been the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District since March 1. She previously served as First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District and is a graduate of UNC-Charlotte and N.C. Central School of Law. Michael Easley, Jr. is currently a litigation partner at McGuire Woods and is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC School of Law.