WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today applauded the Senate confirmation of Kenneth Parker to be the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. The Southern District of Ohio serves over 5 million Ohioans; consists of the 48 southern counties in Ohio; and has offices in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton. Brown recommended Mr. Parker’s nomination to President Biden.

“Mr. Parker is a lifelong public servant who has dedicated his entire legal career to Southern Ohio,” said Brown. “His experience as a leader in a variety of roles at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District has prepared him to continue pursuing justice for all Ohioans. His swift confirmation by the Senate reflects that.”

Mr. Parker is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio, where he has served since 1999. He served as Chief of the Criminal Division from 2011 to 2019 and as Chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force from 2010 to 2011. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Parker served as an Adjunct Professor of federal criminal practice at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Mr. Parker served as a law clerk for Judge S. Arthur Spiegel on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio from 1997 to 1999.  Mr. Parker received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1997 and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Tuskegee University in 1994.