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.
|Acting United States Deputy Attorney General|
|Assumed office |
December 24, 2020
|Preceded by||Jeffrey A. Rosen|
|United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York|
January 2018 – July 2020
|Preceded by||Bridget Rohde (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Seth DuCharme (acting)|
|Education||Hofstra University (BA)|
St. John's University (JD)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
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.
- "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.
- 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.
- 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.
Jeffrey A. Rosen
| United States Deputy Attorney General
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