Mythili Raman

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Mythili Raman
Mythili Raman official portrait.jpg
Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
In office
March 1, 2013 – May 15, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byLanny Breuer
Succeeded byLeslie Caldwell
Personal details
Alma materYale University
University of Chicago Law School

Mythili Raman is a Tamil American lawyer and the former acting Assistant Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice's Criminal Division.

Early life and family[edit]

Mythili is the daughter of Athishdam Tharmaratnam and grand daughter of C. Loganathan, former general manager of the Bank of Ceylon.[1] Her parents are originally from Vadamarachchi in northern Sri Lanka.[1][2]

Mythili graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1991 with a BA degree.[3] She attended the University of Chicago Law School and graduated with an honors JD degree in 1994.[3]


Mythili's legal career started as a law clerk for Francis Dominic Murnaghan, Jr., federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.[3] She joined the United States Department of Justice in 1996 as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section.[3] She was Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland between 1999 and 2008.[3] In 2006 she was temporarily assigned to the Deputy Attorney General's office as Senior Counsel.[3]

Mythili joined the Criminal Division in August 2008 as Acting Chief of Staff.[3] She was Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff from September 2, 2009 to March 1, 2013.[3] She was appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division on March 1, 2013.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Acting US Assistant AG has Lankan roots". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 30 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Rising star in U.S. Justice". TamilNet. 18 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Meet the AAG". United States Department of Justice.