The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Walt Green’s nomination to be U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., recommended Green for the job. His nomination — by President Barack Obama — h eads to the full Senate for its consideration.
“Walt Green is extremely experienced, universally respected and has the strong leadership abilities that will make a real difference for good in our community, and the Senate Judiciary Committee agrees. His broad legal experience and desire to serve our country and Louisiana make him exactly the high-caliber person we need as the next U.S. Attorney for Louisiana’s Middle District,” Landrieu said.
Since July , Green has led the U.S. Attorney’s O f fice in Baton Rouge, serving as the Middle District’s chief federal law enforcement official and acting executive director of the National Center for Disaster Fraud.
Green has served in a variety of roles within the U.S. Attorney’s O f fice over the p a st 15 years in both i t s Baton Rouge and Las Vegas offices, including as a trial attorney, trial section supervisor, acting criminal chief, acting administrative officer and f i rst a s sistant U.S. a t torney.