Richard B. Myrus was appointed Acting United States Attorney on March 1, 2021. Mr. Myrus appointed an Assistant United States Attorney in May 2007, served as a civil litigator in the Office’s Civil Division and then as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division. Mr. Myrus was named Civil Division Chief in February 2014 and First Assistant United States Attorney in January 2018.
Prior to his appointment as an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Myrus specialized in patent infringement litigation and earlier served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
A 1984 graduate of Columbia University, Mr. Myrus received a Master's degree in 1992 from the University of California, San Diego, and earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1995.
A veteran, Mr. Myrus served for six years as an officer and helicopter pilot in the United States Navy.