Senate Judiciary OKs Green nomination

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Walt Green’s nomination to be U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Green has been serving as acting U.S. attorney since Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. resigned the post in July.

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., recommended Green for the job. His nomination — by President Barack Obama — h eads to the full Senate for its consideration.

In a statement, Landrieu said she would push for Green’s “swift confirmation by the Senate.”

“Walt Green is extremely experienced, universally respected and has the strong leadership abilities that will make a real difference for good in our community, and the Senate Judiciary Committee agrees. His broad legal experience and desire to serve our country and Louisiana make him exactly the high-caliber person we need as the next U.S. Attorney for Louisiana’s Middle District,” Landrieu said.

Since July , Green has led the U.S. Attorney’s O f fice in Baton Rouge, serving as the Middle District’s chief federal law enforcement official and acting executive director of the National Center for Disaster Fraud.

Green has served in a variety of roles within the U.S. Attorney’s O f fice over the p a st 15 years in both i t s Baton Rouge and Las Vegas offices, including as a trial attorney, trial section supervisor, acting criminal chief, acting administrative officer and f i rst a s sistant U.S. a t torney.

He also s erves in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and has served in active duty deployments around the world throughout his nearly 20 years of military service.