John W. Vaudreuil is the United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. Prior to his appointment to this position in August 2010 by President Barack Obama, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the district since January 1980 representing the United States in criminal cases in federal court. He has handled thousands of criminal cases including fraud, public corruption, environmental crimes, murder, tax crimes, bank robberies, and drug crimes. In 1992, he was designated as a Senior Litigation Counsel by the Department of Justice, and in June 2002 he was named the Chief for the Criminal Division for the United States Attorney's Office. He served in that position until his appointment as United States Attorney. Vaudreuil leads an office committed to the three prongs of a successful criminal justice system--Prevention, Prosecution, and Reentry. His office works with the Madison Police Department in a very successful focused deterrence program, achieving remarkable success preventing violent crime, protecting victims, and assisting in reentry for violent offenders; the office also works closely with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prisons on programs assisting those about to reenter society to do so successfully. The US Attorney’s Office has also continued to achieve great prosecution success as well--in the traditional areas of fraud, violent crimes, drug crimes, and child exploitation crimes, but with a new, strong emphasis on cybercrimes and human trafficking. Vaudreuil also has national and international teaching experience. From 1987 to 2002, he taught Evidence and Trial Advocacy to law students at the University of Wisconsin Law School. From 1992 to the present, he has taught thousands of U.S. prosecutors regarding evidence, trial advocacy, and criminal procedure. Since 2001 he has supported the rule of law efforts of the U.S. Department of Justice, teaching prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges in Albania, the Czech Republic, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Macedonia, Uzbekistan, Kosovo, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Serbia, Uganda, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Estonia, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Kenya, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan.
Updated June 27, 2016