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Andrew M. Luger (Andy)


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  • 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, New York, 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.

At Jones Day, Andy represents local and global companies on investigations and civil litigation in Minnesota, across the United States, and throughout Europe and the Middle East. He is one of the leaders of the Firm's national hate crimes and extremism initiative.

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.

Andy currently serves on the board of directors for The Fund for Legal Aid, which provides resources for free legal assistance to Minnesota's neediest residents.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Appointed by Chief Judge John R. Tunheim to co-chair the Merit Selection Panel to advise the U.S. District Court of the District of Minnesota on the selection of a new U.S. Magistrate Judge (February 21, 2018)

    Recipient of Hennepin County Attorney's Office Lifetime Public Leadership Award (October 25, 2017)

    Recipient of 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Award by Minnesota Lawyer (October 12, 2017)
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