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New Assistant United States Attorney Appointed to Serve in the District of Rhode Island

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha today announced the appointment and swearing-in of Rachna Vyas as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island. Ms. Vyas will serve in the Office’s Civil Division, focusing on complex, white collar matters with a particular emphasis on health care fraud cases related to the opioid crisis.

Prior to joining the District of Rhode Island, Ms. Vyas served as an Associate with the law firm of Verrill Dana, LLP, where she handled health care and life science matters. Prior to that, Ms. Vyas was a Senior Associate at Choate, Hall, & Stewart, LLP, where she specialized in government enforcement and white collar matters. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley, School of law, and served as a legal affairs intern with International Maritime Organization, London, UK, and as a judicial intern in Suffolk Superior Court, Boston.

“Rachna Vyas is an exceptionally talented lawyer whose ability and experience make her a tremendous addition to the District,” remarked U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.  “She joins an exceedingly capable group of civil litigators and prosecutors who work tirelessly to pursue corporate accountability and protect Rhode Islanders, and I have every confidence that she will make a great contribution to our team.”



Jim Martin

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Updated June 3, 2024

Office and Personnel Updates
Press Release Number: 24-65