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The Civil Division

The Civil Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana consists of 22 dedicated attorneys and support personnel who diligently represent the interests of the federal government in all civil litigation involving the United States, its departments and agencies and federal employees in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Civil cases represent a significant portion of the caseload of the office of the United States Attorney and cover a broad and diverse subject matter.

All lawsuits filed against the government must be defended. The Civil Division defends the interests of the federal government in the lawsuits filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana. These cases include litigation related to:

ADA/Fair Housing Enforcement

Social Security






Financial Litigation Unit

Affirmative Civil Enforcement

Freedom of Information Act


The Criminal Division

The Criminal Division of the U. S. Attorney's Office is the largest of the Office's divisions. Over fifty personnel are assigned to the Criminal Division. AUSAs in the Criminal Division serve in six major units, which operate both separately and collaboratively, on all types of federal criminal cases:

Public Corruption Unit

Financial Crimes Unit

Narcotics Unit

Executive Unit

Organized Crime Strike Force / Violent Crime / Gang Unit

General Crimes Unit

Appeals Unit

Updated December 20, 2018