New U.S. Attorney named for Alaska

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed John Kuhn as the new U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska, effective Dec. 26.

Kuhn, an honors graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law, most recently served with the executive office for United States Attorneys in several roles, including national heroin and opioid coordinator, national controlled substances coordinator, and acting assistant director in the Office of Legal Programs.

Before joining the executive office, Kuhn served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky from December 2014 to September 2017. In that post he was deeply engaged in combating the opioid crisis, developing a number of effective initiatives and programs.

Kuhn has over 31 years of legal experience and 24 years with the Justice Department.

He replaces former Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Wilson, who served in that role since March 1, 202l. Wilson is now returning to his former post as first assistant U.S. Attorney, where he has served since November 2017.