Andy Luger, a former U.S. Attorney in Minnesota who oversaw the largest terrorism prosecution in the country, has formidable experience in the government and private practice sectors. He developed a nationally recognized program to counter violent extremism and created successful initiatives to combat sex trafficking and gang activity in Minnesota. He also has tried dozens of criminal and civil cases to juries in state and federal courts in Minnesota and New York.
At Jones Day, Luger represents local and global companies on investigations and civil litigation in Minnesota, across the United States, and throughout Europe and the Middle East. He is one of the leaders of the Firm’s national hate crimes and extremism initiative.
While serving as United States Attorney, Luger oversaw the investigation and prosecution of Danny Heinrich for the murder of 11 year-old Jacob Wetterling, 27 years after his disappearance. He also oversaw large-scale white collar crime cases, including the prosecution of two lawyers for devising a national copyright lawsuit scam that defrauded courts around the country, as well as multimillion dollar corporate embezzlements and trade secret cases. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York and the District of Minnesota, he prosecuted a $150 million national low income housing fraud, a $30 million rare coin scam, and a $750 million money laundering case against the National Mortgage Bank of Greece.
Luger currently serves on the board of directors for The Fund for Legal Aid, which provides resources for free legal assistance to Minnesota’s neediest residents.