Richard Donoghue

Richard Donoghue is an American attorney and prosecutor who has served as the Acting United States Deputy Attorney General since December 24, 2020. Previously, he served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 2018 to 2020. Donoghue was appointed interim U.S. Attorney by Jeff Sessions in January 2018. On December 14, 2020, President Trump announced that Donoghue would become Acting United States Deputy Attorney General on December 24, 2020.

Richard Donoghue
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Acting United States Deputy Attorney General
Assumed office
December 24, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byJeffrey A. Rosen
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
In office
January 2018 – July 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byBridget Rohde (acting)
Succeeded bySeth DuCharme (acting)
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
EducationHofstra University (BA)
St. John's University (JD)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army

EducationEdit

Donoghue earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University and Juris Doctor from the St. John's University School of Law.[1]

CareerEdit

Donoghue served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Army, where he was a Military Magistrate Judge, Prosecutor, Defense Counsel, and Contract Litigator. He also served in the 82nd Airborne Division. Donogue worked at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York before leaving to serve as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General and Counselor to the U.S. Attorney General. Donogue was selected to serve as United States Attorney in January 2018. In 2020, it was announced that Donoghue would leave the Eastern District to serve as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice.[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Attorney General William P. Barr Announces the Appointment of Richard P. Donoghue as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General; Designation of Seth D. DuCharme as Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York". www.justice.gov. 2020-07-10. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  2. ^ Weiser, Benjamin; Feuer, Alan (2018-01-04). "Newly Appointed U.S. Prosecutors Inherit Major Cases". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  3. ^ July 02, Jane Wester |; PM, 2020 at 04:58. "US Attorney Richard Donoghue to Leave Eastern District of New York for Role at Main Justice". New York Law Journal. Retrieved 2020-07-20.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Jeffrey A. Rosen
United States Deputy Attorney General
Acting

2020–present
Incumbent