Alan A. Stevens
Chief, Criminal Division
Alan A. Stevens is the Chief of the Criminal Division. In that role, Mr. Stevens supervises all investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Attorney’s Office (“USAO”) across a wide range of practice areas, which include fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, violent crime, and drug trafficking.
Mr. Stevens joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2006 and handled a wide variety of cases as a line prosecutor. From 2010 through 2015, Mr. Stevens served as the district’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinator and advisor to the Joint Terrorism Task Force. From 2010 through 2013, Mr. Stevens served as one of the USAO’s designated prosecutors on the South Louisiana Medicare Fraud Strike Force, serving as lead counsel in numerous health care fraud prosecutions; since 2013, Mr. Stevens has supervised all operations of the Strike Force within the Middle District of Louisiana. From 2013 through March of 2017, Mr. Stevens served as a Deputy Chief within the Criminal Division.
Mr. Stevens graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997 and the Emory University School of Law in 2000. Prior to moving to Baton Rouge and joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Stevens worked in the Atlanta, Georgia office of King & Spalding LLP.
John J. Gaupp
Chief, Civil Division
John J. Gaupp is the Chief of the Civil Division. In that role, Mr. Gaupp oversees all of the wide-ranging affirmative and defensive cases and matters within the Civil Division. This includes cases involving affirmative civil enforcement, asset forfeiture, employment discrimination, common law tort defense, including medical malpractice, constitutional torts (Bivens cases), health care fraud, commercial litigation, including bankruptcy and lien ranking proceedings, the Administrative Procedures Act, National Flood Insurance Program litigation, and social security litigation. Mr. Gaupp also oversees all civil appeals and serves as the USAO’s Financial Litigation Unit attorney.
Mr. Gaupp is a career Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA), having worked within the USAO for more than 33 years. He joined the USAO as a debt collection paralegal specialist in 1984 and became an AUSA in 1985. Mr. Gaupp was the first AUSA to exclusively handle civil litigation. When the Civil Division was formed in 1993, Mr. Gaupp became the first Civil Division Chief in this district. He served in that capacity until 2005. From 1985 to 1993, Mr. Gaupp also served as the district’s collection AUSA. During that time, he participated on the committee of AUSAs that drafted the legislation ultimately passed into law as the Federal Debt Collection Procedure Act (28 U.S.C. § 3001 et seq.). Mr. Gaupp has presented training at the National Advocacy Center and currently serves as a nationwide mentor for AUSAs in bankruptcy litigation.
Mr. Gaupp is a 1980 graduate of the University of New Orleans, and a 1984 graduate of the Louisiana State University Law Center.