John W. Vaudreuil (University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin School of Law) is nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin. He would replace Erik C. Peterson, who served as the district’s U.S. Attorney from June 2006 to June 2009 and left to join the Wisconsin Department of Justice as a prosecutor in the criminal litigation unit. The district’s current acting U.S. Attorney is Steve Sinnott.
- Born in Rice Lake, Wis., in 1954.
- Has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the district since January 1980. Has served as criminal division chief since 2002. Concurrently served as senior litigation counsel from 1992 to 2002.
- Was a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin School of Law in Madison in 1987 and from 1990 to 2002.
- Has tried approximately 80 trials to verdict, serving as sole counsel on approximately 70 of those cases.
Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
UPDATE: On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure Vaudreuil reported assets valued at $1 million, mostly from real estate, and $134,100 in liabilities, from a mortgage, for a net worth of $898,200.
On his Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure Vaudreuil reported no liabilities.