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Zachary A. Myers
The first African American attorney to hold the highest position in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana has taken the seat. Zachary A. Myers made history as he was sworn in as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana on November 15, 2021. The veteran federal prosecutor took the oath of office with the orchestration of United States District Court Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt. Chief Federal Law Enforcement Official Zachary Myers was nominated by President Joseph R. Biden on July 26, 2021, and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate by Voice Vote on September 30, 2021. He is to replace the acting attorney John E. Childress, who served as the interim Chief Federal Prosecutor for the Southern District of Indiana for about a year following the resignation of former U.S. Attorney Joshua Minkler on November 18, 2020.
Table of Contents
- Educational Background
- Early Professional Career
- Legal Career of Attorney Zachary Myers
- Private Practice
- Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana
- Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland
- Bar and Court Admissions, and Bar Associations
- Bar Associations
- Bar Admissions
- Court Admissions
- Honors and Awards, and Notable Litigation
- Honors and Awards
- 10 most significant litigated matters handled by Attorney Zachary A. Myers
- Office Jurisdiction
- Published Writings by Attorney Zachary Myers
- Contact Details
- Indianapolis – Main Office
- Evansville – Branch Office
- Social Media Profiles of Attorney Zachary Myers
U.S. Attorney Zachary Myers earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Stanford University, graduating in June 2003. He then pursued higher education and attended George Washington University, where he received his Master of Arts Degree in Political Management in May 2005. Finally, he studied law at the Georgetown University Law Center, acquiring his Juris Doctorate in May 2008.
- Georgetown University Law Center, 2005-2008
J.D. – May 2008
- The George Washington University, 2003-2005
M.A. in Political Management – May 2005
- Stanford University, 1999-2003
B.A. in Political Science – June 2003
Early Professional Career
Prior to undertaking a legal practice, U.S. Attorney Myers launched a professional career as an intern in the Office of Congresswoman Julia M. Carson (IN-7) from September 2003 to July 2004. Shortly after, he became the Field Director for Julia Carson for Congress and was appointed as a Legislative Correspondent in the Office of Congresswoman Julia M. Carson from May to August 2005.
Legal Career of Attorney Zachary Myers
Upon settling in law school, Top Federal Prosecutor Zachary Myers launched his legal career and joined the United States District Court for the District of Columbia as a Legal Extern under the Honorable Reggie B. Walton from October 2006 to April the following year. Through the rest of his law school years, U.S. Attorney Myers remained with the Baker & Daniels LLP (now Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP) as a Summer Associate, working in parts from May to August 2006, and from May to July 2007.
U.S. Attorney Myers formally began serving as an attorney in September 2008, succeeding his graduation from the Georgetown University Law Center and acquiring his Juris Doctorate. He returned to become an Associate in the Business Litigation and White-Collar Defense and Internal Investigations groups in the Indianapolis office of the Baker & Daniels, LLP, serving in the capacity for almost three years, until May 2011. For the duration of his employment at the Baker & Daniels, To Federal Prosecutor Zachary Myers represented businesses and individuals in matters involving commercial litigation, internal and governmental investigations, enforcement actions, and state and federal criminal prosecutions. His work as a prosecutor in the Business Litigation and White-Collar Defense and Internal Investigations groups covered and specialized in criminal investigations and prosecutions, along with internal investigations and commercial litigation and disputes.
Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana
In June 2011, U.S. Attorney Myers shifted from private practice to government service and joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana. He was welcomed as an Assistant United States Attorney and was tasked to represent the United States of America in over 130 prosecutions, including five jury trials and fourteen appeals. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the office’s General Crime Unit for approximately three years, through April 2014, leading investigations and prosecutions of a wide variety of federal offenses such as child exploitation, computer crime, environmental matters, fraud, national security offenses, public corruption, and violent crime. Top Federal Prosecutor Myers also served as the District’s Asset Forfeiture Coordinator prior to moving to continue being a career prosecutor in the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.
Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland
In the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, Top Federal Prosecutor Myers primarily performed duties as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Office’s Major Crimes Unit for four years, from April 2014 to June 2018. In this capacity, he managed an array of criminal prosecutions ranging from computer crimes to identity theft, child exploitation, fraud, immigration matters, sex trafficking, and violent crime. Through the years, he was promoted and appointed as the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) prosecutor of the Baltimore Division and the District’s National Security Cybercrime Specialist. In July 2018, U.S. Attorney Myers assisted in formulating the scope and mission of the newly created National Security & Cybercrime Section of the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. Given his dedication and knowledge in promoting the Office’s recently developed section, U.S. Attorney Myers was chosen to become the first Cybercrime Counsel of the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. In the next four years, he worked closely with federal law enforcement agencies and the U.S. Intelligence Community components as he managed a caseload of prosecutions involving complex and transnational cybercrime investigations. Apart from his prosecutorial duties as the first Cybercrime Counsel, U.S. Attorney Myers led an expanded team of cyber-specialist CHIP prosecutors across all of the District’s prosecuting units while also serving on the CHIP Working Group and in the Provider Issues Working Group organized by the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Main Justice’s Criminal Division. United States Attorney Zachary Myers has had a significant contribution to the growth and development of the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. In addition to spearheading the office’s National Security & Cybercrime Unit, U.S. Attorney Myers also co-founded the Dark Market and Cryptocurrency Crime Task Force of the district in August 2020, which paved ways for the investigation and combat of offenses enabled by illicit online marketplaces and cryptocurrency in partnership with a number of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. While handling the pandemic crisis, U.S. Attorney Myers was given additional responsibilities. He was named the Criminal litigation Coordinator of the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland in August 2020. In this role, he accomplished several presentations and training to educate and inform the public sector and all local, state, and federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors.
Bar and Court Admissions, and Bar Associations
Following his graduation from law school, U.S. Attorney Myers was admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana since October 2008 and in the State of Maryland since July 2015. Furthermore, he was admitted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in October 2009; in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in June 2014; in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana in October 2008; and in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in April 2014. Top Federal Prosecutor also maintains active memberships in the Federal Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Marion County (Indiana) Bar Association, and Monumental City (Baltimore) Bar Association. Additionally, U.S. Attorney Zachary Myers is a part of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Black Prosecutors Association, and the Sagamore American Inn of Court.
- Federal Bar Association
- Indiana State Bar Association
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- Marion County (Indiana) Bar Association
- Board of Directors (April 2011 – March 2012
- Vice President (April 2010 – March 2011, April 2012 – March 2013)
- Monumental City (Baltimore) Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National Bar Association
- National Black Prosecutors Association
- Sagamore American Inn of Court
- Indiana, October 2008
- Maryland, July 2015
- United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (October 2009)
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (June 2014)
- United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana (October 2008)
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland (April 2014)
- All state courts in Indiana (October 2008)
- All state courts in Maryland (July 2015)
- Georgetown University Law Center Alumni Association (June 2008 – Present)
- Stanford University Alumni Association (June 2003 – Present)
Honors and Awards, and Notable Litigation
The bulk of U.S. Attorney Myers’ legal practice has been dedicated to government service, mainly being a career prosecutor in the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland and the Southern District of Indiana. He has been recognized with several awards through the years, including the Victim Assistance Award from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland in 2019 and the recognition for Outstanding Investigation from the National Organized Crime & Drug Enforcement Task Force 2018. Among the most notable litigation matters handled by U.S. Attorney Zachary Myers is the three-year investigation and prosecution of a case against a government contractor who stole vast troves of national security information, wherein a large number of highly classified digital information and paper documents have been endangered.
Honors and Awards
- Victim Assistance Award, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland, 2019
- Outstanding Investigation, National Organized Crime & Drug Enforcement Task Force, 2018
- United States Presidential Scholar, Michigan, Commission on Presidential Scholars, 1999
10 most significant litigated matters handled by Attorney Zachary A. Myers
- United States v. Harold T. Martin, III (2016-2019)
- United States v. Chukwuemeka Ekwonna (2017-2021)
- United States v. Richard L. Finkbiner (2012-2013)
- United States v. Steven M. Williams, et. al. (2018-2020)
- United States v. Anthony E. Alascio (2014-2017)
- United States v. Jason David Young (2015-2017)
- United States v. Michael L. Fischer (2014-2017)
- United States v. Jamel H. Brown (2011-2013)
- United States v. Joseph C. Woodruff, et. al (2012-2014)
- United States v. John Doe, a/k/a Cheyenne Moody Davis (2014-2017)
Further details regarding the above litigation matters may be found in the public questionnaire accessible here.
Taking on new responsibilities as the Chief Federal Law Enforcement Official for the Southern District of Indiana, U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Myers is in charge of managing and supervising the approximately 88 employees, consisting of 42 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 46 support personnel, as the office works on serving and protecting the residents of the Southern District of Indiana through handling all of the criminal prosecutions and civil litigation matters within the jurisdiction of the district.
Published Writings by Attorney Zachary Myers
- Enhanced Sentences for Repeat Sexual Offenders Against Children, United States Attorneys’ Bulletin, July 2015.
- Law Students, You can Help Protect Democracy, Georgetown Law Weekly, September 30, 2006.
Full Name: Zachary Augustus Myers
District/State: Southern District of Indiana
Public email ID: [email protected]
Indianapolis – Main Office
United States Attorney’s Office
10 W Market St, Suite 2100
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Evansville – Branch Office
United States Attorney’s Office
101 NW MLK Blvd, Suite 250
Evansville, IN 47708
Social Media Profiles of Attorney Zachary Myers
Username: Zachary Myers
Username: U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana
Updated: March 19, 2022