What Trump’s Reported Pick for U.S. Attorney Says about Himself

Here is the Kirkland & Ellis biography of John Lausch, the man local media are reporting is President Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. Attorney:

Professional Profile

John Lausch

John Lausch is a partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office, focusing on government enforcement defense and internal investigations, as well as other litigation matters.

His experience includes representing BP in connection with government investigations and related litigation resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill.

John has represented other companies before various governmental entities and led confidential internal investigations for companies and/or their boards of directors on a variety of other matters, including in connection with allegations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud and environmental crimes.

Prior to rejoining Kirkland in 2010, John worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois for more than eleven years, serving as a supervisor in the office from 2005-2010.

As an AUSA, he tried more than twenty criminal jury cases involving RICO conspiracy, various fraud offenses, and narcotics, extortion, and firearms charges.

In particular, John investigated and tried high profile, complex corruption cases as an AUSA.

He also briefed and argued several appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

As an AUSA, John received two United States Department of Justice Director’s Awards for Superior Performance.

In 2005, John became a Deputy Chief, supervising several AUSAs on all matters, including investigations and prosecutions involving organized criminal street gangs, fraud schemes and corrupt public officials.

In that role, he oversaw the prosecution of hundreds of defendants, to include counseling AUSAs on trial strategy and reviewing and approving charging documents and plea agreements.

He also served as the office’s Violent Crime Coordinator, leading the District’s Anti-Gang and Project Safe Neighborhoods programs.

John is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches a seminar on “Federal Criminal Practice.”

He has also taught trial advocacy to AUSAs from around the country at the Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center, he coached a trial team at the John Marshall Law School, and he has instructed prosecutors, federal agents and police officers in classes and seminars involving the investigation and prosecution of federal criminal offenses.

Prior to his work at the United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago, John was a litigation associate at Kirkland in Chicago, and a law clerk for the Honorable Michael S. Kanne of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


What Trump’s Reported Pick for U.S. Attorney Says about Himself — 11 Comments

  1. Let’s not even begin to pretend that Trump had the slightest clue who he would pick for this job.

  2. Presidents often have no clue about the qualifications of any federal prosecutor.

    They’re given a recommendation from local (often U.S. Senators) folks and the rubber stamping begins.

  3. Hillary lost the election, Trump is your president now and Moderate
    is still suffering from a nasty case of self-inflicted butthurt.

  4. Great resume.

    Only pause I have is he’s from Illinois.

    Everything Public Sector in Illinois has a Kleptocratic stench attached.

  5. Honest Abe you are so right . . . if Moderate is questioning the choice, he must be a good pick for the job.

  6. I like Trump, he’s great for the Republicans. A true leader of the pack.

  7. Moderate, you are part of the Pack, as in Gary Pack and company.

  8. Moderate…funny name given your comments show you are anything but.

    Orwell clearly showed how leftist can’t tell the truth about their goals, the double speak of the hippies and leftists are clear.

    Trump is exposing folks like “moderate” and the sanctimonious press.

    I’ve noticed my true moderate friends finally noticing the slant and surprised by the viscous venom of the “tolerant” left.

    It’s is clear they believe in diversity of image not of thought.

    No room on the plantation for free thinkers.

  9. Moderate – he always keeps us laughing at his immature and foolish posts.

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