Richard Roper Elected to Board of Directors for National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys

Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Richard B. Roper was elected to the National Association of Former United States Attorneys (“NAFUSA”) Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term.

Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Roper is a Trial Partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. Currently, he focuses his litigation practice on white-collar criminal defense, government investigations, SEC enforcement, and commercial litigation. His practice also involves directing internal corporate investigations and representation in qui tam litigation, antitrust matters, environmental criminal matters, and complex immigration matters.

Prior to joining Thompson & Knight, he served as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, leading an office of 93 attorneys covering 100 counties, including the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, in criminal and civil affirmative and defensive matters. During his career, he has personally prosecuted more than 150 jury trials involving a broad range of matters from major white-collar crime (including securities, tax, bank, and healthcare fraud), to narcotics and money laundering matters, to capital murder.

Roper has been recognized by numerous legal directories for his legal work, including The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2012-2016) and Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2010-2015) and by Texas Super Lawyers among the Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth Region (2015).

Founded in 1979, NAFUSA promotes, defends, and furthers the integrity and the preservation of the litigating authority and independence of the office of the United States Attorney as one of the principal instrumentalities through which the President of the United States carries out his constitutional obligation that the laws be faithfully executed. The association also provides a forum for education and continuing professional relationships which have been formed with the Department of Justice and for the exchange of information and professional referrals in the private practice. For more information, visit