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Actively performing the role of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of NY, Richard P. Donoghue is given the charge of the Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer to take care of the matters happening in his district, consisting of Staten Island in N.Y. City, Brooklyn, Nassau, Suffolk Counties on Long Island and Queens. His district has over eight million residents who rely upon the Criminal Division of around 115 Assistant United States Attorneys and Civil Division with 60 Attorneys.
The main office of the Criminal Division is located in Brooklyn. His practice area includes international narcotics, organized crime & gangs, cybercrime & national security, general crimes, money laundering, civil rights, and protection & business fraud. To handle the natters of federal crimes, be it investigation or prosecution, the Criminal Division office of the Long Island is responsible. On the other hand, the Civil Division, with its main office in Brooklyn as well as a branch in Central Islip, have to take care of several defensive and affirmative litigations, particularly program fraud, civil rights, financial litigation, civil RICO, environment enforcement and asset forfeiture. While when it comes to appellate work for the Criminal Division, it is performed by the Appeals Division.
Following his dream to be a dedicated and honest prosecutor, Mr. Donoghue served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for New York’s Eastern District. Apart from working for the positions, Chief of the Long Island Criminal Division and Chief of the Criminal Division, he proved himself at every stage. As an AUSA, he made sure that everything will be done according to the law. He handled numerous cases, ranging from white-collar crime, drug trafficking, public integrity offenses to MS-13 racketeering cases. During his work span of 11 years, from 2000 to 2011, he performed incredibly well. It was due to the hard work that he was awarded ‘Henry L. Stimson Medal of the New York City Bar Association,’ (as the best performer among all AUSAs) and the Charles E. Rose Award of the Eastern District in 2009.
Before working as an AUSA, Mr. Donoghue was in the United States Army JAG Corps and served for seven years, starting from 1993 till 2000. He was appointed for various positions, including prosecuting, contract litigator, the military magistrate judge, and defense counsel. The period from 1993 to 1995 gave him another opportunity in the 82nd Airborne Division to be a paratrooper.
Afterward, Mr. Donoghue also performed the duties of Chief Litigation Counsel for USA’s major tech corporation. Based on his experience, he was assigned to oversee all litigation matters, no matter where and how they occur.
Richard P. Donoghue got his J.D. (Juris Doctor) from St. John University School of Law and Bachelor in arts (B.A.), cum laude from Hofstra University.
During his services as AUSA in the Eastern District of N.Y., Mr. Donoghue was honored twice:
- Henry L. Stimson Medal from the New York City Bar Association in 2007
- Charles E. Rose Award from the Eastern District Association in 2009.
Both rewards were in recognition of his hard work and dedication as an AUSA.
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Updated: May 13, 2020