John F. Walsh
On April 14, 2010, John F. Walsh was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado. Walsh was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 5, 2010, and began his service August 16, 2010.
In 1986, Mr. Walsh graduated with honors and Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School, where he was Senior Notes Editor of the Stanford Law Review. Upon graduating, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Immediately prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Mr. Walsh was a member and shareholder of Hill & Robbins, PC in Denver. His practice focused on complex civil litigation and class actions, and included internal investigations and white collar criminal cases. Previously, Mr. Walsh was a partner in Denver at Holland & Hart, LLP.
From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Walsh served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, California, where he prosecuted complex white collar cases. He served as chief of the Major Frauds section from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Walsh participated in many notable white collar investigations and prosecutions, including those of Charles Keating and Arizona Governor J. Fife Symington. In 1995, he returned to his hometown of Denver to join Holland & Hart.
Mr. Walsh is known for his community involvement, and ran for Denver DA in 2004. As just one example, he served as chairman of the board of a nonprofit focused on the development and dissemination of early childhood education and health programs. Mr. Walsh currently serves on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.
Mr. Walsh lives in Denver with his wife, Lisa Christian, and their three children.