BATON ROUGE, LA. – Walt Green, a former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, has joined Phelps Dunbar as a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice. Mr. Green recently retired from the United States Department of Justice with over 20 years of federal experience.
Based in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, Mr. Green’s practice will focus on white collar defense and government investigations, cyber security, and civil litigation.
“Walt Green is highly respected, accomplished and personable,” said Baton Rouge office managing partner Ragan Richard. “He will deepen and expand an array of client services we provide in the health care, cybersecurity, corporate and criminal investigative and general litigation areas. We are delighted he chose to join our Phelps Dunbar team.”
As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Green was the chief federal law enforcement officer and he was responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the Middle District of Louisiana, including crimes related to terrorism, public corruption, cyber crimes, health care fraud, financial crimes, human trafficking, child exploitation and drug trafficking networks. He also defended the United States in civil cases and collected debts owed to the United States as well as chaired the Attorney General’s Advisory Council’s Servicemembers Working Group.
Mr. Green began his professional career with the United States Marine Corps and has held numerous positions within the military, including serving as a judge advocate, operations officer and officer-in-charge. Mr. Green has significant overseas military experience which includes two tours of duty in Iraq. He has served for over 27 years in the Marine Corps and currently holds the rank of colonel.
With offices positioned along the Gulf Coast from Houston to Tampa, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 260 attorneys uniquely equipped to serve clients in the major commercial centers of the burgeoning “Third Coast” of the United States. Locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Mobile, Alabama as well as Raleigh, North Carolina; and London, England enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.