Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, today announced that Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Krause has been appointed to serve as a United States Magistrate Judge. He will sit in White Plains.
AUSA Krause has served in the Office’s Civil Division for eight years, and serves as the Division’s Senior Litigation Counsel and Professional Responsibility Officer. In those capacities, he has led the Division’s training efforts and supervision of civil trials, served as a resource for Civil Division AUSAs, and has litigated an extensive docket of complex affirmative and defensive matters. Before joining the Office, AUSA Krause had six years of private-sector legal experience, and served as law clerk to former Southern District Judge Stephen C. Robinson in White Plains. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale University.
AUSA Krause has represented the United States and its agencies and employees in varied cases, often among the Office’s most sensitive and difficult matters. Among these, he has defended lawsuits challenging the actions of regulatory agencies; brought affirmative environmental enforcement lawsuits on behalf of the United States; pursued False Claims Act recoveries arising from fraud against the government; and handled numerous sensitive matters, including constitutional and tort claims against the federal government and its employees.
Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “I am extremely pleased and excited that Andrew Krause has been selected to serve as a Magistrate Judge in this District. Andrew has been an outstanding AUSA throughout his time in the Office, both in handling his own cases with integrity and skill, and in providing invaluable assistance and counsel to colleagues. I am confident that with his intellect, integrity, and profound sense of fairness, Andrew will be a terrific Magistrate Judge.”