Robert J. "Bob" Troester
Acting U. S. Attorney
Robert J. (“Bob”) Troester serves as Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, a position he has held on three prior occasions. Bob joined the United States Attorney’s Office in 1995, has handled both civil and criminal cases, and held various management positions since 2002, including serving as First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, and Chief of the Civil Division.
Throughout his 25+ year career in the Department of Justice, Bob has served in various capacities within the Department of Justice. In 2020, he was Chair of the Victim Services Working Group for the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. From 2017-2018, he served as Associate Deputy Attorney General and Sr. Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General in Washington D.C.
From 2018-2019, he served as Vice-Chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC) Civil Rights Subcommittee and the AGAC Health Care Fraud Working Group. In 2005, he was appointed by the Attorney General as the sole career member to serve a three-year term on the AGAC.
During 2011-2012, Bob also served on several short-term special projects with the DOJ Criminal Division’s Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training office and the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau, Moldova, to conduct management and training needs assessments for Supervisory Prosecutors in the Moldova Prosecutor General’s Office.
Bob served on two details to the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) in Washington D.C. From 2001-2002 he served as Deputy Director for Legal Program, and from 1999-2000 he served as the national Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) Coordinator.
Prior to joining his federal service at the United States Attorney’s Office, Bob worked in private practice in Oklahoma City, in state government at the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, and in local law enforcement at the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office in Kearney, Nebraska.
Bob received his Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.