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First Assistant United States Attorney

Richard B. Myrus

Richard B. Myrus was named First Assistant United States Attorney in January 2018..

Appointed an Assistant United States Attorney in May 2007, Mr. Myrus has served as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division’s drug, gun and white collar crime units, and as a civil litigator in the office’s Civil Division. Mr. Myrus was named Civil Division Chief in February 2014.


Prior to his appointment as an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Myrus was a partner in two Boston law firms specializing in patent litigation and served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.


A veteran, Mr. Myrus served in the United States Navy as a helicopter aircraft commander and flight instructor. Mr. Myrus was awarded the United Nations Humanitarian Service medal for the rescue of Vietnamese refugees in the South China Sea.


A 1984 graduate of Columbia University and a 1992 graduate of the University of San Diego, Mr. Myrus earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1995. 

Updated January 17, 2018

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