Zachary A. Myers was sworn in as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana on November 15, 2021. Myers was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden and was unanimously confirmed by the Senate.
As the U.S. Attorney, Myers leads an office of approximately 42 Assistant United States Attorneys and 46 support professionals who litigate matters involving federal criminal offenses, civil litigation and the promotion of public safety throughout the district. The Southern District of Indiana is comprised of the southern sixty counties in the state. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is based in Indianapolis, with a staffed office in Evansville, and unstaffed satellite offices in Terre Haute and New Albany.
Myers spent more than a decade as a career federal prosecutor. Myers served as an AUSA for the District of Maryland from 2014 until assuming office as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana in 2021. Myers worked in Maryland’s Major Crimes Unit and in that office’s National Security and Cybercrime Section, serving as Maryland’s first Cybercrime Counsel. From 2011 through 2014, Myers served as an AUSA for the Southern District of Indiana, in the District’s General Crimes Unit.
As an AUSA, Myers led investigations, prosecutions and appeals of a wide range of federal offenses with a focus on technology-facilitated crime, including cybercrimes, national security offenses, public corruption, child exploitation, sex trafficking, and violent crimes. Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Myers worked in the private sector as an associate at an Indianapolis law firm.
Myers earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. He earned his master’s degree from George Washington University, while serving on the staff of the late Indiana Congresswoman Julia M. Carson. He earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Myers grew up in Indianapolis and is the first African American to serve as the district’s chief federal law enforcement officer.