Walt Green serves as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. On March 13, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Green for the position of United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Mr. Green’s nomination on May 1, 2014, and he was sworn in on June 2, 2014.
In this position, Mr. Green is the chief federal law enforcement officer within the nine parishes that comprise the Middle District of Louisiana. He manages a staff of more than 60 federal and contract employees.
As United States Attorney, Mr. Green is committed to carrying out the mission of the United States Department of Justice including protecting Americans from terrorism and threats to national security, both foreign and domestic; combating violent crime; fighting public corruption; and protecting the country’s vulnerable populations – children, the elderly, hate crime victims, and victims of human trafficking and exploitation.
Mr. Green earned his B.A. from Louisiana State University and his J.D. from Tulane Law School. He served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1993 to 1997. Afterwards, he joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, Nevada, as an Assistant United States Attorney. In 2000, he returned to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney. His prior duties as an Assistant United States Attorney include Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, Anti-Terrorism Task Force Coordinator, Anti-Terrorism Advisory Committee Coordinator, Deputy Criminal Chief, and First Assistant United States Attorney. Additionally, he served as the Acting U.S. Attorney from July 1, 2013 to June 2, 2014.
In addition to his duties as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Green is the Executive Director of the National Center for Disaster Fraud (“NCDF”), formerly the Hurricane Katrina Fraud Command Center, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The NCDF is the central point for the receipt and processing of disaster fraud-related complaints nationwide.
Mr. Green continues to serve in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as the Officer-in-Charge of the Environmental Services Division, Marine Forces Reserve, and currently holds the rank of Colonel.