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First Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar Named Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia

ROANOKE, Va. – First Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar will serve as the Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, effective September 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. He is assuming the office under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, 5 U.S.C. § 3345. 

Mr. Bubar will replace outgoing United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen, who resigned earlier this week after being confirmed by the United States Senate as a District Court Judge.

“Dan Bubar is a career federal prosecutor and an outstanding choice to serve as the chief federal law enforcement officer in western Virginia,” U.S. Attorney Cullen stated today.  “As my first assistant, Dan has effectively managed the day-to-day operations of the office, and he has the full support of the dedicated civil servants who work here.”

“It is an honor to serve as acting U.S. Attorney, and we will continue the good work carried out by the office under the steady leadership of Thomas Cullen these last two and a half years,” Mr. Bubar said today. “While we are sad to see Thomas leave, we wish him the very best in his new role as district judge.  Reducing gun violence and fighting the opioid epidemic with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners will remain our top priorities.”

Mr. Bubar has served the Department of Justice since 2010, working in both the Western District of Virginia and Eastern District of North Carolina. During his tenure, Mr. Bubar has served in both the criminal and civil divisions and handled some of the Western District of Virginia’s most complex matters, including health care fraud, narcotics, firearms, and national security prosecutions.

Prior to his federal employment, Mr. Bubar began his career in the Chicago office of McGuireWoods LLP from 2004-2010, representing clients in business and health care litigation across the country. 

He earned his J.D. from the Notre Dame Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.


Updated September 11, 2020