David C. Joseph was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana on March 30, 2018. As United States Attorney, Mr. Joseph oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the Western District of Louisiana. The Western District consists of 42 of the State’s 64 parishes and geographically encompasses two-thirds of the State of Louisiana.
Prior to becoming United States attorney, Mr. Joseph served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Louisiana, where he prosecuted a wide variety of offenses, with a focus on fraud, public corruption, white-collar crime, and crimes committed on the district’s military installations. Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Joseph served as a commissioned officer and prosecutor in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, an attorney in the Professional Liability & Financial Crimes Section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and in private practice as a commercial litigation attorney. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and his Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. After graduating law school, Joseph clerked for Judge Jeffrey P. Victory of the Louisiana Supreme Court and Judge John V. Parker of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.