ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – United States attorney John C. Anderson of Santa Fe, New Mexico, announced his resignation effective January 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. A press release from the US Attorney General said that after his resignation, Anderson plans to join a private law firm in the Santa Fe area.
Anderson was named a U.S. attorney in November 2017 and unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate on February 15, 2018. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, prior to his appointment as a U.S. attorney, Anderson had been with Holland & Hart’s Santa Fe law firm since 2013, where his legal practice focused on complex litigation and regulatory investigations.
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“John Anderson has performed his duties as a US attorney in a way that has earned the department and himself great recognition,” Attorney General William Barr said in a press release. “John’s leadership was defined by his commitment to the rule of law and his unwavering commitment to the Department’s primary mission of ensuring the safety and well-being of the people of the United States. In the New Mexico District, this included promoting state and local partnerships while pioneering long-term, sustainable efforts to evict violent criminals from the streets of Albuquerque. John is committed to fighting for justice on behalf of crime victims across New Mexico, including our Indian communities. I am deeply grateful for the many facets of John’s ministry. “
Prior to that, he served as the US Assistant Attorney in the New Mexico District from 2008 to 2013, focusing on the investigation and prosecution of white-collar crime. Prior to serving as US associate attorney, Anderson was a litigator with the New York law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP from 2004 to 2008.