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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bob Troyer Takes Helm as Acting United States Attorney

Bob TroyerDENVER –Bob Troyer became Acting U.S. Attorney at 12:01 a.m. this morning, following the departure of U.S. Attorney John Walsh.  Bob served in the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1999 to 2004 as a drug and violent-crime prosecutor.  For six years after that he worked as a partner in the Denver office of Hogan Lovells, chairing the Colorado litigation department. He returned to the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office in October 2010 as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney, the position he has filled for the last six years. 

Troyer was born in Colorado and grew up in Maryland.  He graduated from Pomona College in 1984 with a BA in English. For several years after college, Bob taught high school English in Washington, D.C. and worked during the summers as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. He then attended Boston College Law School, where he served as the Solicitations Editor for the Boston College Law Review, graduating in 1990.  After law school Bob practiced civil litigation at Ropes & Gray in Boston for three years and then moved to Denver to practice at Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Strickland, making partner there in 1997. In 1999 he left to join the criminal division of the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

“This office is recognized as one of the top U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the entire country, a place where people can perform at their best as they serve all Colorado citizens,” said Troyer.  “I aim to keep it that way.”

Office and Personnel Updates
Updated August 11, 2016