Mythili Raman

Mythili Raman

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Mythili Raman is a partner in our Washington, DC office who focuses on litigation and white collar defense and was most recently Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. For her work as head of the Criminal Division, Ms. Raman received the Edmund J. Randolph Award in 2014 for outstanding service, the highest award that the Attorney General can bestow. Additionally, in 2014, after she left the Justice Department, Ms. Raman received the Henry E. Petersen Memorial Award, the highest award given by the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, for making lasting contributions to the Criminal Division. Ms. Raman joined the Justice Department in 1996, where she served with distinction for nearly 18 years. Ms. Raman first served as a federal prosecutor both in the Criminal Division and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland, where she did extensive trial and appellate work, trying approximately 25 jury trials and arguing several appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She later held a series of high-level leadership positions in the Criminal Division during the Bush and Obama administrations, including Acting Chief of Staff from 2008 to 2009, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2013, and Acting Assistant Attorney General from 2013 to 2014. Following law school, Ms. Raman served as a law clerk to Judge Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and worked in private practice before joining the Justice Department.

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