ST. LOUIS, MO – United States Attorney Jeff Jensen, 54, of St. Louis, Missouri, has announced his resignation effective midnight December 30, 2020. After his resignation, he plans on joining a private law firm in the St. Louis area.
Jensen, a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law and Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, had previously served as Executive Assistant United States Attorney and as an FBI agent. During his tenure as United States Attorney, he served on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.
“Jeff Jensen brought unparalleled experience to the position of United States Attorney as a former FBI Special Agent, Assistant United States Attorney, and private attorney. Since his first day in office, Jeff’s mission has always been the same: to save lives. The extraordinary number of federal prosecutions initiated during his tenure are a testament to that mission. But, Jeff’s efforts were not only limited to the Eastern District of Missouri. Whatever requested of him by the Department of Justice, no matter how big or small, Jeff was always willing to serve. He did so admirably and was the epitome of professionalism. The Department benefited greatly from his sound judgment and broad perspective. It is my pleasure to call him my colleague and friend. I wish him the best moving forward,” said Attorney General William P. Barr.
The Eastern District of Missouri covers 49 counties with staffed offices in St. Louis and Cape Girardeau. The office has 76 attorneys and is responsible for conducting all criminal and civil litigation in the district involving the United States government.