Press Release

For Immediate Release
March 12, 2010

Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

Brian D. Lamkin Named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Atlanta Division

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Brian D. Lamkin special agent in charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Atlanta Division. Mr. Lamkin, a 23-year veteran of the FBI, most recently served as assistant director (AD) of the FBI's Training Division in Quantico, Virginia.

Mr. Lamkin entered on duty as a special agent with the FBI in February 1987. Upon completion of training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, he was assigned to investigate white collar crime in the Norfolk Division and was a member of the Norfolk Division’s SWAT team. In July 1990, he was transferred to the Dallas Division, where he was part of the Dallas Bank Fraud Task Force, which addressed the largest savings and loan failure crisis in U.S. history. During his tenure in Dallas, Mr. Lamkin refined his skills and expertise in white collar crime investigations.

Mr. Lamkin was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Financial Institution Fraud Unit at FBI Headquarters in May 1997, where he was a national program manager for bank fraud investigations. During his time there, he developed and instructed on financial crime matters, including the FBI's international course module on financial crime investigations used by the International Law Enforcement Academy in Bangkok, Thailand. In May 1999, Mr. Lamkin was transferred to the Baltimore Division, where he served as the coordinator for the White Collar Crime Program and supervised the White Collar Crime Squad in the Maryland Metropolitan Office in Calverton.

In September 2002, Mr. Lamkin was appointed assistant special agent in charge of the Louisville Division, where he was responsible for national security and criminal investigations as well as the day-to-day operations of the FBI in Kentucky. In December 2003, Mr. Lamkin was appointed to the ranks of the FBI’s Senior Executive Service as the chief of the Financial Crimes Section in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. In that role, he was responsible for the White Collar Crime Program and provided senior leadership to the Financial Crimes Program, where he oversaw numerous high-profile cases involving corporate fraud, health care fraud, and international economic crime matters. He served as co-chair of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Bank Fraud Working Group and was a senior member of the DOJ Corporate Fraud Task Force and the DOJ/Health and Human Services Health Care Fraud Working Group.

In August 2005, Mr. Lamkin was appointed SAC of the Columbia Division. As SAC, he led a number of high-profile investigations, including violent gang disruptions, public corruption cases, and national security incidents in South Carolina. In August 2007, he was named AD of the FBI's Training Division in Quantico, Virginia, where he was responsible for developing and delivering high-quality training programs to the entire FBI workforce. During his tenure, Mr. Lamkin oversaw the expansion of training facilities at the FBI Academy, the expansion of new agent and intelligence analyst training programs, and the introduction of cutting-edge technology into the FBI’s varied training programs. He also led the world-renowned National Academy, which provides executive development and leadership training to federal, state, local, and international police executives.

Mr. Lamkin is an active instructor and lecturer to law enforcement, non-government groups, and corporations. He has conducted domestic and international training on a variety of white collar crime topics, major case management, and intellectual property crimes, and is an FBI certified firearms and general police instructor. Mr. Lamkin has written articles for the ABA Banking Journal (1994) on advance loan fee schemes and Butterworth's Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (1995) on the criminal exploitation of emerging banking systems in Eastern European countries. In November 2004, he was featured in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Journal for his leadership of the FBI's White Collar Crime Program. Mr. Lamkin is a current member of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation board and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Education and Training Committee.

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