Press Release

For Immediate Release
August 11, 2004

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

FBI Director Names Candice M. Will as Assistant Director
For Office of Professional Responsibility

Washington, D.C. – Director Robert S. Mueller, III, has named Candice M. Will as Assistant Director for the Office of Professional Responsibility. Since September 2003, Ms. Will has been a part of the FBI’s Office of General Counsel in the National Security Law Branch.

Ms. Will began her career at the U.S. Department of Justice in May 1988. After serving for two and a half years as a trial attorney in the Tax Division, Ms. Will became the Acting Civil Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada. In May 1992, Ms. Will was appointed Deputy Chief of the General Litigation Section of the Criminal Division at Main Justice. Ms. Will later served as an Assistant Counsel in the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility for nine years, where she conducted more than 100 investigations of the Department’s senior management, attorneys, and agents.

Director Mueller said, “Candice is a tremendous asset to the FBI. Her extensive experience will allow her to ensure that all FBI employees uphold strong ethical standards, personal accountability, and high levels of integrity.”

As Assistant Director for the Office of Professional Responsibility, Ms. Will will enhance the FBI’s tradition of integrity by generating greater awareness of expected standards of conduct and by promoting those standards in the professional lives of all FBI employees.

Ms. Will was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1979. She obtained her law degree from St. Louis University in May, 1982. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Ms. Will practiced law for several years in Santa Fe, New Mexico, both with a private firm and the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.