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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Acting United States Attorney Shawn N. Anderson

By operation of the Vacancies Reform Act, Shawn N. Anderson is serving as the Acting United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. He has also held the positions of First Assistant United States Attorney and Criminal Chief for these districts.


Acting USA Anderson has served as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice since 2003. His tenure has 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 also has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts, including cases involving murder, kidnaping, 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.


Acting 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 April 5, 2017