Gregory J. Haanstad
Gregory J. Haanstad was appointed United States Attorney on February 27, 2016. Prior to that, he had served as Acting United States Attorney since August 1, 2015.
The United States Attorney is the chief federal law enforcement official for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, which is comprised of 28 counties and encompasses roughly the eastern third of the state. The office prosecutes violations of federal criminal law and represents the United States in both affirmative and defensive civil actions.
Haanstad was first appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in 2002. He was Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division – overseeing the Financial Fraud and Public Corruption unit – in 2010, and served as First Assistant United States Attorney from 2010 until he became Acting United States Attorney. Haanstad has prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases, including those involving financial fraud, public corruption, bank robberies, and drug conspiracies.
Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Haanstad was a law clerk for United States Magistrate Judge William E. Callahan, Jr. of the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Haanstad is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.