Richard K. Hayes is a Deputy Chief of the Civil Division in the Office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. He supervises the Office’s civil fraud practice areas including cases brought under the False Claims Act. He also oversees the Office’s civil environmental practice. Other litigation and supervision has included: investigations concerning residential mortgage backed securities under the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act; labor racketeering prosecutions under the civil remedies provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act; drug and listed chemical diversion cases under the Controlled Substances Act; consumer fraud and safety litigation; and civil forfeiture. Richard is a two-time recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, United States Department of Justice, and two-time recipient of the Director’s Award for Superior Performance, Executive Office of United States Attorneys, United States Department of Justice. He is also a recipient of the Henry L. Stimson Medal for outstanding performance as an Assistant United States Attorney, Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law.