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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Acting U.S. Attrorney Corey R. Amundson

Corey R. Amundson

Corey Amundson serves as the Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. In this position, Mr. Amundson is the chief federal law enforcement official within the nine parishes that comprise the Middle District of Louisiana. He manages a staff of approximately 60 attorneys and support personnel.

As Acting United States Attorney, Mr. Amundson is committed to carrying out the mission of the United States Department of Justice, including protecting Americans from terrorism and threats to national security, both foreign and domestic; combating violent crime; fighting public corruption; and protecting the country’s vulnerable populations – children, the elderly, hate crime victims, and victims of human trafficking and exploitation.

Mr. Amundson has been a federal prosecutor in the Middle District of Louisiana for the past 15 years. He previously served as First Assistant United States Attorney (2014-2017), Chief of the Criminal Division (2013-2017), Senior Deputy Criminal Chief (2010-2013), Deputy Criminal Chief in charge of the white collar crime section and the healthcare fraud strike force (2007-2010), and line prosecutor in the white collar crime section and the violent crimes and narcotics section (2002-2007). He has prosecuted more than 100 individuals and corporations, handling many significant and complex prosecutions and trials involving virtually all areas of federal criminal law, including serving as lead counsel on numerous multi-week jury trials involving charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

Mr. Amundson frequently serves as an instructor for federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents at the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Louisiana State University Law Center, where he teaches a course entitled Corporate and White Collar Crime.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Mr. Amundson practiced at the law firm of King & Spalding LLP in its Washington, D.C. office, where he was assigned to the Special Matters and Government Investigations Group led by former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell. He also served for two years as a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker in Indianapolis. Mr. Amundson received his J.D. from Emory University and his B.A. from Indiana University.

Updated July 18, 2017

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