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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Appoints Gregory G. Brooker As Interim United States Attorney

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the appointment of Gregory G. Brooker as Interim United States Attorney pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, which provides that “the Attorney General may appoint a United States Attorney for the district in which the office of United States Attorney is vacant.”  This appointment will take effect on January 5, 2018.


“For the past 18 years, Gregory Brooker has ably represented the people of Minnesota as a leader in the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” said Attorney General Sessions. “He has invaluable experience both in private practice and as a federal prosecutor. He has put fraudsters and other criminals behind bars. I am confident that he will make an excellent Interim U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, and I am pleased to appoint him today.”


Mr. Brooker joined the United States Attorney’s Office in 1999 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. From 2007-2014, he served as Chief of the Civil Division and in February 2014, he was appointed to the position of First Assistant U.S. Attorney. Mr. Brooker has served as Acting U.S. Attorney since March 11, 2017. Prior to joining the Office, Mr. Brooker spent five years with the Minneapolis law firm of Popham, Haik, Schnobrich, Kaufman and Doty, handing a wide variety of commercial litigation cases.


Mr. Brooker is a Minnesota native who attended Rush City High School in Rush City, Minn., and received his law degree in 1985 from the University of Minnesota Law School. More information about Mr. Brooker’s biography is available at





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Updated January 3, 2018