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David Dugas Appointed by Governor Jindal to Louisiana Sentencing CommissionRead Time: 1 min
McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce that Baton Rouge attorney David Dugas has been appointed by Louisiana Governor Jindal to the Louisiana Sentencing Commission (LSC). Mr. Dugas’ background and success as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana from 2001-2010 and his experience as co-chair of McGlinchey Stafford’s government investigations and white collar defense practice position him as an ideal candidate to serve on the LSC. The LSC is charged with conducting an annual review on sentencing and the criminal justice system in Louisiana and advising the governor and legislature on possible changes to make the state’s system more effective and efficient.
David Dugas is Of Counsel in McGlinchey Stafford’s Baton Rouge office, where he chairs the firm’s national energy practice and co-chairs the firm’s government investigations and white collar defense practice. Mr. Dugas joined the firm in 2010, following his nine-year stint as a U.S. Attorney. During his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Dugas served as the Director of the Department of Justice’s National Center for Disaster Fraud and Executive Director of the Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force. He has received national recognition for his leadership in those roles and was named “2005 U.S. Attorney of the Year” by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association for his leadership of federal law enforcement in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Dugas also served as Chair of the Attorney General’s Environmental Issues Advisory Subcommittee and as Co-Chair of the Environmental Crimes Policy Committee of the United States Department of Justice. Prior to serving as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Dugas maintained a private practice, focusing on oil & gas law.