Metro Buzz: U.S. Attorney Walt Green, reporting for (jury) duty _lowres

Walt Green, U.S. Attorney for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

Walt Green, who resigned in March as the top federal prosecutor in the Baton Rouge area and retired from the U.S. Department of Justice, wasn't without a job for very long.

The former U.S. attorney and current U.S. Marine Corps colonel is now a partner at the law firm of Phelps Dunbar.

Green is working in the firm's Baton Rouge office with a focus on white collar criminal defense and government investigations, cyber security and civil litigation.

"I was very fortunate to serve with the great men and women of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the entire law enforcement community for many years," he said in a recent interview.

Green added that the opportunity to meet so many members of the public was a highpoint of his service.

Ragan Richard, managing partner of Phelps Dunbar's Baton Rouge office, described Green as "highly respected, accomplished and personable."

Richard said Green "will deepen and expand an array of client services we provide in the health care, cybersecurity, corporate and criminal investigative and general litigation areas."

Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm with offices along the Gulf Coast from Houston, Texas to Tampa, Florida. The firm has an office in New Orleans.

Corey Amundson, the acting U.S. attorney in Baton Rouge, called Green "an unparalleled leader and one of the finest men I have ever known ... Our loss is certainly Phelps Dunbar's gain."

Green, a Democrat, had worked as a federal prosecutor in Baton Rouge since 1999. He was appointed U.S. attorney under the Obama administration in 2013. Not along after Republican Donald Trump was sworn in as president, new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked all the top prosecutors appointed under the Obama administration to tender their resignations.

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