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Andrew M. Luger (Andy)
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Contact

(T) +1.612.217.8862
(F) +1.844.345.3178

Education

  • Georgetown University (J.D. magna cum laude 1985; Notes and Comments Editor, Georgetown Law Journal); Amherst College (B.A. summa cum laude 1981; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, U.S. District Courts for the District of Minnesota and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Government Service

  • United States Attorney, District of Minnesota (2014-2017); Assistant U.S. Attorney, Minnesota (1992-1995); Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York (1989-1992)

Andy Luger, a former U.S. Attorney in Minnesota who oversaw the largest terrorism prosecution in the country, has formidable experience in the government and private practice sectors. He developed a nationally recognized program to counter violent extremism and created successful initiatives to combat sex trafficking and gang activity in Minnesota. He also has tried dozens of criminal and civil cases to juries in state and federal courts in Minnesota and New York.

While serving as United States Attorney, Andy oversaw the investigation and prosecution of Danny Heinrich for the murder of 11 year-old Jacob Wetterling, 27 years after his disappearance. He also oversaw large-scale white collar crime cases, including the prosecution of two lawyers for devising a national copyright lawsuit scam that defrauded courts around the country, as well as multimillion dollar corporate embezzlements and trade secret cases. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York and the District of Minnesota, he prosecuted a $150 million national low income housing fraud, a $30 million rare coin scam, and a $750 million money laundering case against the National Mortgage Bank of Greece.

In private practice, Andy was called upon by public officials to handle sensitive public sector investigations. He was appointed by the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to lead the investigation of the Metro Gang Strike Force, which uncovered a series of problems with the unit. On his recommendation, the strike force was permanently disbanded. He also oversaw the investigation into security at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Recipient of a 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Award by Minnesota Lawyer honoring his contribution to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the practice of law (October 12, 2017)
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