Senate Confirms New Orleans Partner Peter Strasser to Serve as U.S. Attorney

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 | Posted in Acknowledgements & Press Releases, Events & Presentations, Site Blog

New Orleans Partner, Peter Strasser Confirmed to Serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District for Louisiana

(New Orleans, LA) – Congratulations to Peter G. Strasser, who was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 28, 2018, to serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Peter will be the top Justice Department official in the 13-parish Eastern District.

Before joining Chaffe McCall in 2013 as a Partner in the firm’s Government Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense and International Law sections, Peter was Assistant U.S. Attorney for Louisiana’s Eastern District. There he was the head of the organized crime and economic crime sections. He also served for ten years as a DOJ Legal Attaché at U.S. Embassies in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa implementing anti-corruption programs.  Peter also worked at DOJ’s Office of International Affairs in Washington, D.C., coordinating cross-border criminal investigations.

“Peter is a seasoned prosecutor and a dedicated public servant, who is well-equipped to take on this critical position,” said Managing Partner E. Howell Crosby.  “We congratulate him on being confirmed for this new role.”

“I am honored and humbled to have been nominated by the President.  I appreciate everyone’s support and welcome the opportunity to return to public service,” Peter said.

Peter is the second former lawyer from Chaffe McCall to be appointed as a U.S. Attorney in recent history, joining Don Cazayoux, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.  Don served in that position from 2010 to 2013.

A article on Peter’s confirmation can be found here


More About Peter G. Strasser

Peter is a seasoned trial lawyer with extensive litigation and compliance experience, including matters arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  He is listed as a qualified arbitrator (neutral) with the American Health Lawyers Dispute Resolution Service.

In addition to previously working for the Department of Justice at home and abroad, Peter served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and retired as a Captain (0-6).  For his exemplary service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit. His campaign and service medals include the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.  Peter received a J.D. from Washington and Lee University Law School, and a B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia.  Fluent in German, he also attended the University of Vienna (Austria).