Former Chaffe McCall Attorney Assumes Post as U.S. Attorney

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NEW ORLEANS – On Sep. 10, former Chaffe McCall partner, Peter G. Strasser, assumed his new post as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, succeeding U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite, according to an announcement from Chaffe McCall. A formal Oath of Office ceremony was held on Friday, Sep. 21, at the Hale Boggs Federal Building.

Strasser was a partner with Chaffe McCall in the firm’s Government Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense and International Law sections. Before joining Chaffe McCall in 2013, he was Assistant U.S. Attorney for Louisiana’s Eastern District. While there, he headed the organized crime and economic crime sections. He served for ten years as a DOJ Legal Attaché at U.S. Embassies in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa, implementing anti-corruption programs. Strasser 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 E. Howell Crosby, a managing partner. “We congratulate him on this new role.”

Strasser is not the first U.S. Attorney from Chaffe McCall. He joins Don Cazayoux, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. Cazayoux served in that position from 2010 to 2013.

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



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