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John Huber is a veteran trial attorney and statured leader in his field with over 26 years of litigation experience handling numerous trials at every level of state and federal court. Having served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah from 2015-2021, John was the longest-tenured active U.S. Attorney in the United States. First nominated by President Obama and later re-nominated by President Trump, he was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate both times. John focuses his practice on complex investigations and litigation of white collar fraud, internal corporate fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, health care fraud, False Claims Act, Qui Tam, and trade secrets.

During his tenure in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah, cases prosecuted increased significantly with many complex and notorious matters crossing his desk. John has handled matters of national security, domestic and international terrorism and espionage, controlled substances diversion, trade secrets, and has prosecuted several high-profile violent crimes, including leading high-level prosecutions against various gangs. He was also appointed to serve three years on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys (AGAC), where he helped shape and oversee U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) practice and policy.

Over the course of his career John has personally tried hundreds of civil and criminal cases to verdict, including personally trying 11 cases to jury verdict and supervising and directing 30+ others in Federal Court.

Concentrations

  • Complex criminal investigations and white collar fraud

Kompetencje

Doświadczenie

  • Oversaw the prosecution of two international terrorists in Utah, many domestic terrorism matters, and a former U.S. government employee acting as a spy for China. °
  • Supervised, directed, and led several high-profile gang cases, including the nationally known white supremacist gangs Soldiers of Aryan Culture and Silent Aryan Nation, as well as the Norteno and Glen Mob Street Gangs and numerous other gangs on the Wasatch Front with connections to Mexican drug cartels. °
  • Oversaw the prosecution of the largest illicit dark web trafficker of fentanyl-laced oxycodone in the United States and obtained a lengthy prison sentence against a Utah doctor who illegally prescribed opioids to drug addicts. °
  • Prosecuted numerous cases involving the exploitation of minors, including the conviction of an ex-Ute Tribal leader who sexually abused a girl starting at the age of 10. °
  • Led a violent crime reduction partnership in Ogden, Utah, that contributed to the decrease in violent crime by as much as 30% and helped to create a similar partnership in Salt Lake City. °
  • Oversaw the prosecution of Northern Utah’s Kingston Polygamist Clan, which defrauded the United States out of close to $500 million dollars. °
  • Oversaw the prosecution of Lyle Jeffs and members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church in Southern Utah who were found to have defrauded the U.S. Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. °
  • Oversaw the prosecution of Rick Koerber for charges of orchestrating and running a $100 million Ponzi scheme, one of the largest in Utah’s history. The U.S. Attorney secured a conviction and a lengthy prison sentence. °
  • Convicted the murderer of Millard County Deputy Sheriff Josie Greathouse-Fox. °
  • Engaged in numerous cases related to the misuse of taxpayer funds amidst the global pandemic. °

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Huber prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • U.S. Attorney, District of Utah, 2015-2021
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney/Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Utah, 2002-2015
  • Special Deputy District Attorney, Salt Lake County, 2000-2004
  • Chief Prosecutor/Prosecutor, West Valley City Municipal Corporation, 1996-2004
  • Deputy County Attorney/Law Clerk, Weber County, Utah, 1994-1996

Sukcesy i wyróżnienia

  • Director Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, 2010
  • S. Attorney General Award for Outstanding Contributions, 2004
  • Member, Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys
    • Vice Chair, 2017-2019
    • Member, White Collar Crime Subcommittee of the AGAC, 2018-2021
    • Co-Chair, Terrorism & National Security Subcommittee of the AGAC, 2016
    • Co-Chair, Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee in Washington, D.C., 2016-2017
  • Chairman of the Board, Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (Component of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy), 2017
  • Board of Directors, Utah Prosecution Council, 2002-2004
  • President, Utah Municipal Prosecutors Association, 1999-2000
  • Board of Directors, Statewide Association of Public Attorneys, 1999-2000
  • Law Enforcement Academies Instructor, 1996-2004

Kwalifikacje

Wykształcenie
  • J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 1995
    • William H. Leary Scholar, 1994-1995
    • Note & Comment Editor, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Utah, 1989
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Posiadane uprawnienia
  • Utah