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Robert K. Hur

Robert K. Hur

United States Attorney
District of Maryland

hur-robert-official-portrait-2Robert K. Hur took over as U.S. attorney for Maryland less than two years ago, in April 2018. But he is no stranger to Maryland.

A resident of Silver Spring, Hur was the state’s assistant U.S. attorney from 2007 to 2014. In that role, he prosecuted gang violence and narcotics trafficking, as well as white-collar offenses such as mortgage fraud, public corruption and intellectual property theft.

He was given the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for superior performance and excellence as a lawyer.

Hur later served as principal associate deputy attorney general with the Department of Justice. He was a member of the department’s senior leadership team and the top aide to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, a former U.S. attorney for Maryland.

Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 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.

His proudest accomplishment, Hur said, is “serving my country as a member of the Department of Justice.”

Hur began his legal career as a law clerk for then-Chief Justice of the United States William H. Rehnquist.

Hur earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude with highest honors. He earned his law degree from Stanford University, where he was executive editor of the Stanford Law Review.

“I’m honored to receive this reward,” Hur said of being named an Influential Marylander. “And I am privileged to serve the people of Maryland every day as United States attorney.”

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2020 Influential Marylanders awards.

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