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For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Two to Serve as U.S. Attorneys

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Obama nominated Andrew Mark Luger and Damon Paul Martinez to serve as U.S. Attorneys. 

“These two individuals have proven themselves to be not only top-flight attorneys but dedicated public servants," President Obama said. "I am grateful for the work they have already done on behalf of the American people and confident that they will ensure justice is served as United States Attorneys."

Andrew Mark Luger: Nominee to be United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota

Andrew Mark Luger is currently a partner at the law firm of Greene Espel, where he has worked since 1996.  Luger previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the White Collar Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota from 1992 to 1995 and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Business Fraud Unit of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York from 1989 to 1992.  He worked in private practice at the law firms of Stillman, Friedman & Shaw from 1987 to 1989 and Townley & Updike from 1985 to 1987.  Luger received his J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1985 and his B.A. summa cum laude from Amherst College in 1981.

Damon Paul Martinez: Nominee to be United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico

Damon Paul Martinez has been an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico since 2001 and currently supervises the Organized Crime and Gang Section.  Martinez served as a Judge Advocate with the United States Army Reserve from 2002 to 2009.  Since 2009, he has served in the New Mexico National Guard and currently holds the rank of Major.  Martinez was the Legislative Director for then-Congressman Tom Udall from 1999 to 2000; an Assistant Attorney General with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office from 1996 to 1998; and a Legislative Assistant for Senator Jeff Bingaman from 1993 to 1996.  Martinez received his M.B.A. in 1993, his J.D. in 1992, and B.A. in 1989, all from the University of New Mexico.