John W. Vaudreuil

Former Senior Litigation Counsel, US Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin at United States Department of Justice

John W. Vaudreuil

John W. Vaudreuil

Former Senior Litigation Counsel, US Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin at United States Department of Justice

Biography

John W. Vaudreuil took the oath of office as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin on August 10, 2010. Vaudreuil, a native of Rice Lake, Wis., was appointed by President Barack Obama.

The United States Attorney acts as the chief federal law enforcement official for the Western District of Wisconsin, which includes 44 counties, or roughly the western two-thirds of Wisconsin. In addition to anti-terrorism efforts, the office prosecutes violations of federal law, including drug, firearm, child pornography, and white collar offenses, and represents the United States in both affirmative and defensive civil actions.

As United States Attorney, Vaudreuil now leads the office in which he has devoted his entire legal career. He was first appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin in 1980. In 1992 the U.S. Department of Justice designated Vaudreuil as Senior Litigation Counsel, and he served as the chief of the office’s Criminal Division from June 2002 until his appointment as United States Attorney. An experienced trial lawyer, Vaudreuil has prosecuted thousands of cases, including major fraud, public corruption, environmental crimes, murder, tax evasion, bank robberies, and drug conspiracies.

Vaudreuil also has national and international teaching experience. From 1987 to 2002, he taught Evidence and Trial Advocacy to law students at the University of Wisconsin Law School. From 1992 to the present, he has taught thousands of U.S. prosecutors regarding evidence, trial advocacy, and criminal procedure. Since 2001 he has supported the rule of law efforts of the U.S. Department of Justice, teaching prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges in Albania, the Czech Republic, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Macedonia, Uzbekistan, Kosovo, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Serbia, Uganda, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Estonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Kenya, and Ukraine.

Vaudreuil has received numerous awards and commendations for his work, including: a 1997 Justice Department Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for prosecuting a drug conspiracy case involving two brutal murders; a 1999 special commendation from the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division for prosecuting a multi-defendant Clean Air Act criminal case involving the use of homeless individuals in the illegal removal of asbestos during a large building demolition project; and a 2006 Justice Department Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team in leading the prosecution of a large gang/drug case on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation in northwest Wisconsin, which resulted in 48 convictions. In 2004 he was named a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Vaudreuil is a double Badger. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976 and received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1979.

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John W. Vaudreuil
Former Senior Litigation Counsel, US Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin at United States Department of Justice
Education
Law Degree
Class of 1979

The University of Wisconsin Law School is located on historic Bascom Hill in the heart of the beautiful UW–Madison campus. It boasts a renowned faculty, an extensive curriculum and a dynamic student body. As part of a world-class university located in the state’s capital, the Law School also offers an unparalleled wealth of experiences beyond its walls. An extensive curriculum places emphasis on the dynamics of the law—how the law relates to social change and to society as a whole—while at the same time stressing skill development. In addition to nationally recognized programs in several substantive areas, the Law School also has one of the largest clinical programs in the country. UW Law School offers many dual degree programs , concentrations and certificate programs. With a focus on skills-based learning, our students graduate practice-ready and prepared for success. Most UW Law School students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). The UW Law School's nationally recognized faculty and staff work together to provide an outstanding learning environment for our students. Our faculty and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring varying experiences, views and approaches to the Law School. They are inspired by the UW’s distinctive law-in-action approach, and they are committed to helping students develop into confident, successful lawyers.

Graduate, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1976

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

Memberships
Fellow
2004 - Current

American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The College also awards the Medal for Excellence in Advocacy on a yearly basis.

Career History
Faculty Member
1987 - 2002

The University of Wisconsin Law School is located on historic Bascom Hill in the heart of the beautiful UW–Madison campus. It boasts a renowned faculty, an extensive curriculum and a dynamic student body. As part of a world-class university located in the state’s capital, the Law School also offers an unparalleled wealth of experiences beyond its walls. An extensive curriculum places emphasis on the dynamics of the law—how the law relates to social change and to society as a whole—while at the same time stressing skill development. In addition to nationally recognized programs in several substantive areas, the Law School also has one of the largest clinical programs in the country. UW Law School offers many dual degree programs , concentrations and certificate programs. With a focus on skills-based learning, our students graduate practice-ready and prepared for success. Most UW Law School students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). The UW Law School's nationally recognized faculty and staff work together to provide an outstanding learning environment for our students. Our faculty and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring varying experiences, views and approaches to the Law School. They are inspired by the UW’s distinctive law-in-action approach, and they are committed to helping students develop into confident, successful lawyers.

Senior Litigation Counsel, US Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin
1980 - 2017

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

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