Brandon Bonaparte Brown
Brandon Bonaparte Brown is the United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana (WDLA). Mr. Brown oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the WDLA. The Western District consists of 42 of the State’s 64 parishes and geographically encompasses two-thirds of the State of Louisiana. Mr. Brown was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on November 15, 2021, confirmed by the United States Senate on December 7, 2021 and sworn in on December 10, 2021.
U.S. Attorney Brown joined the Shreveport Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office as an Assistant United States Attorney in November 2012. Mr. Brown worked in the general crimes area and prosecuted a wide range of criminal offenses. He has tried multiple cases to jury verdict and most notably was trial counsel in United States v. Thomas Sanders, a multi-victim homicide case spanning multiple states, which culminated in the first death penalty verdict in the history of the WDLA. In March 2017, U.S. Attorney Brown was appointed as the Project Safe Neighborhood Coordinator for the district, charged with coordinating two task forces comprised of federal and state law enforcement agencies with the goal of investigating and prosecuting firearm and high-end violent crime organizations in the WDLA. He left the office in March 2018 to accept a position in private practice and then rejoined the Shreveport Criminal Division in October 2018 as the Shreveport division Lead Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) attorney and the district’s violent crime coordinator.
Mr. Brown began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office in Monroe, LA. While serving in the felony division, he prosecuted a wide range of offenses including sex crimes, homicides, robberies, narcotics, and public corruption, while also handling any appeals related to his cases. Most notably, U.S. Attorney Brown was trial counsel in State of Louisiana v. Edward L. Harris, a public corruption case in which the mayor of a municipality made improper payments to himself and town employees during his last days in office after losing reelection. He was also trial counsel in State of Louisiana v. Matt Banks, a "cold case," revived after seven years, resulting in two life imprisonment sentences.
U.S. Attorney Brown is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University holding a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Information Systems (2002) and a Master of Business Administration (2004). He received his law degree from the Southern University Law Center in 2007, where he was the 1L class president, led the student recruitment committee, represented indigent defendants in the criminal clinical program, and served on the Moot Court Board.
U.S. Attorney Brown grew up in Richwood, Louisiana and graduated from Ouachita Parish High School. He is involved in activities in his community and is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Shreveport.