Former United States Attorney John W. Huber
John W. Huber has served as the United States Attorney and lead federal law enforcement official in Utah since June 2015. He served for almost two years as a presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney during the Obama Administration. In August 2017, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed President Donald J. Trump’s appointment of Mr. Huber to serve an additional four years as United States Attorney.
Mr. Huber graduated with honors from The University of Utah, and went on to complete his juris doctor degree at The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. He began his public service in the Weber County Attorney’s Office, and later served as the Chief Prosecutor for West Valley City before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, Mr. Huber is recognized for his expertise on various subject matters. He has provided training numerous times on a range of topics including domestic violence, national security, and violent crime.
Prior to confirmation as the United States Attorney, Mr. Huber served in leadership roles within the U.S. Attorney’s Office as the National Security Section chief and the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney. Mr. Huber personally prosecuted a number of high profile cases that centered on violent crime, domestic and international terrorism, and the rule of law. In addition, Mr. Huber coordinated task forces focused against violent crime and terrorism. This work garnered commendations from the highest levels of the United States Department of Justice over two Presidential administrations. In 2004, Attorney General John Ashcroft recognized Mr. Huber for his work in fighting violent crime, and in 2010 Attorney General Eric Holder honored Mr. Huber for his superior performance as a federal prosecutor.
During his tenure as United States Attorney, Mr. Huber has focused on fighting back against an upward trend in violent crime, targeting prosecutions against the outsized number of fraudsters who victimize Utah residents, and combating the deadly overdose crisis. He prioritizes law enforcement productivity and crime prevention through strong partnerships in the communities he serves. Mr. Huber has served in two appointments to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC). He served in that capacity in the previous administration, and from 2017-19, Mr. Huber accepted leadership responsibilities in the U.S. Attorney community as the AGAC’s vice-chair. In the past, Mr. Huber also helped lead the AGAC’s Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee, and the interagency Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee in Washington, D.C. In 2017, Mr. Huber chaired the executive board of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area that serves Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Utah.
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