Jason Williams

Orleans Parish District Attorney

The Honorable Jason Rogers Williams was sworn in as District Attorney of Orleans Parish on January 11, 2021.

District Attorney Jason Williams was born in New Orleans in 1972, to Sidney Williams, a master carpenter, and Janice Rogers, a school teacher. He spent much of his childhood in Georgia, where he went to high school at the Woodward Academy, (formerly the Georgia Military Academy). He then came back home to New Orleans to attend Tulane University in 1990, where he walked onto the football team, eventually earning a full scholarship and being awarded the Martin M. Kelly Award for leadership on and off the field. District Attorney Williams was again elected class president for all four years of college

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Leadership Team

Ned McGowan

First Assistant District Attorney

Edward “Ned” McGowan is a New Orleans native, and a graduate of Jesuit High School, Loyola University of Chicago, and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU. He began his legal career more than 20 years ago as an Assistant District Attorney in Orleans Parish. He later worked as a civil litigator in complex toxic tort claims and practiced extensively throughout the state. In 2007, he returned to the realm of criminal justice as a public defender in Plaquemines Parish, a position he held until 2011. In January of 2012, he was again appointed as an Assistant District Attorney, this time for the Parish of Plaquemines, where he served with distinction until 2021. In 2021, Mr. McGowan accepted the position of Chief of Trials at the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. In November 2021, he conducted jury selection in the first criminal jury trial held in Orleans Parish since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. He was promoted to the position of First Assistant District Attorney on February 11th, 2022.

In the course of his career, Mr. McGowan has tried countless trials, both criminal and civil, and has litigated appellate matters as far as the Louisiana Supreme Court. Throughout his career, Mr. McGowan has striven to ensure that justice is achieved through tough, fair prosecution. “Progressive prosecution is ethical, vigorous prosecution. Justice demands that violent criminals are severely punished; the system requires the highest standard of proof to deprive citizens of liberty, and prosecutors are uniquely entrusted with the task of marshaling the evidence to achieve that justice.”

Mr. McGowan lives with his wife and family in New Orleans.

Mithun Kamath

Chief Administrative Officer

Mithun Kamath is a New Orleans native and graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in 2004 and Tulane University in 2008. He obtained his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2013 and immediately returned to New Orleans, and from 2013-2018 served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Orleans Parish DA’s Office. In his first stint at the DA’s Office, he primarily worked on appellate matters, and composed and filed numerous briefs and writs in the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court on a wide range of criminal law and procedure issues. He has argued at the Louisiana Fourth Circuit, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. From 2018-2021, Mithun helped launch and was the first Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans’ Goldring Family Foundation Center for Jewish-Multicultural Affairs, an innovative in-house initiative that contains all of the Federation’s external affairs programming. He was also Staff Counsel / Director of Governmental Affairs & External Partnerships at the Federation, a role in which he focused on in-house legal matters, political outreach, community relations, advocacy, and revenue generation.

In 2021, he returned to the DA’s Office to serve as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer & Assistant District Attorney, and on June 4, 2022 was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, he primarily oversees the operations of the office, including the areas of: in-house legal affairs, intergovernmental relations, communications, human resources, finance & accounting, information technology, data analysis, and facilities.

Mithun is also currently an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, a Board Member of the Gentilly Terrace & Gardens Improvement Association, and a Louisiana Advocacy Ambassador for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Mithun lives with his wife in Gentilly.

Executive Office

Bob White

Executive Assistant District Attorney

Micah Ince

Executive Assistant District Attorney

Jene’ O’Keefe Trigg

Director, Partnerships And Development

Timothy Browning

Executive Assistant to the District Attorney and the Chief Administrative Officer

Hashim Walters

Special Assistant to the District Attorney

Office of Communications

The Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office Communications Department is responsible for media engagement, communications strategies, brand management, and marketing development.

Curtis Elmore

Communications Director

Media Inquiries

Media inquiries should be directed to communications@orleansda.com

Division Chiefs

Ben Cohen

Appeals Division

Bonnie Bondi

Trial Assistants Division

Elizabeth Meyers

Investigations Division

Mary Glass

Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Unit

Emily Maw

Civil Rights Division

Tenee Felix

Juvenile Division

Rachel Hurd

Child Support Enforcement Division

Matthew Derbes

Trials Division

Alfreda Gordon

Accounting

Mandy McManus

Human Resources & Building Operations

Bill Carragan

Information Technology

Randy Hoth

Records Management Officer

Andre Gaudin

Screening Division

Abby Fremin

Diversion Division

Alison Morgado

Victim/Witness Division