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United States Attorney Shawn N. Anderson


           Shawn N. Anderson is the United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.  In addition to being the chief federal law enforcement officer for these districts, Anderson is also a member of the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee and the Subcommittee for Servicemembers and Veterans Rights under the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.

           USA Anderson has served as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice since 2003.  He has served in the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands as Acting United States Attorney, First Assistant United States Attorney, and Criminal Chief.  His tenure with DOJ has also included positions as Branch Office Supervisor in the Eastern District of Washington and Resident Legal Advisor for DOJ’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training in Baghdad and Karbala, Iraq.

          Anderson has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts, including cases involving murder, kidnapping, narcotics, crimes against children, white collar fraud, and theft of trade secrets. He has also reviewed investigations of officer-involved shootings and obtained guilty verdicts in cases involving state and federal law enforcement as victims of violent crime.  Anderson has also trained attorneys and law enforcement in Guam, Saipan, Washington, Oregon, and South Carolina, and overseas in Iraq, Bangladesh, the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

           USA Anderson earned his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Psychology from Oregon State University.

Updated July 29, 2019

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