Baltimore, Maryland – United States Chief District Judge James K. Bredar swore in Robert K. Hur today as the 48th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.
As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Hur is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the District of Maryland. Mr. Hur will oversee the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the District of Maryland. He will supervise an office of approximately 88 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 72 support personnel, who handle a high volume of important cases including domestic and international terrorism, narcotics trafficking, organized crime, gang violence, public corruption, cybercrime, financial and healthcare fraud, and civil rights violations.
Before taking office as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Hur served as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General with the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. In that position, Mr. Hur was a member of the Department’s senior leadership team and the top aide to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, assisting him with oversight of all components of the Department.
Mr. Hur served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Maryland from 2007 to 2014, where he prosecuted gang violence, firearms offenses, and narcotics trafficking, as well as white-collar offenses including financial institutions fraud, public corruption, mortgage fraud, tax offenses, computer network intrusions, and intellectual property theft. He received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for superior performance and excellence as a lawyer.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Hur served as Special Assistant and later Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division, where he handled counterterrorism, corporate fraud, and appellate matters.
In addition to his service with the Department of Justice, Mr. Hur was a litigation partner with a major law firm in Washington, D.C., where he represented companies and individuals facing criminal and regulatory enforcement actions before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal agencies, as well as related civil litigation.
Mr. Hur began his legal career as a law clerk for the late William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, and Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Hur received his A.B. degree, magna cum laude with highest honors, from Harvard College. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Stanford Law Review.