Acting United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker
Pursuant to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, Gregory G. Brooker became the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota upon the resignation of United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger on March 10, 2017.
Mr. Brooker is a 1985 cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was an article editor for the Minnesota Law Review. After law school, Mr. Brooker clerked for Justice George M. Scott of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Following his judicial clerkship, Mr. Brooker was an attorney at the Minneapolis law firm of Popham, Haik, Schnobrich, Kaufman and Doty.
Mr. Brooker joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis in 1999 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. From 2007-2014, Mr. Brooker served as Chief of the Civil Division. In February 2014, U.S. Attorney Luger appointed Mr. Brooker to the position of First Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Mr. Brooker is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and at Mitchell-Hamline School of Law. From 2014-2015, Mr. Brooker was the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
In 2013, Mr. Brooker was named a Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year for his work on U.S. v. Anoka-Hennepin School District, a federal civil rights case involving the bullying of LGBT students. In 2011, Mr. Brooker received the United States Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his work on U.S. v. Thomas Petters, a white-collar fraud case.