Press Release

For Immediate Release
January 30, 2009
Washington D.C.
FBI National Press Office
(202) 324-3691

John P. Carlin Named as Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to FBI Director Mueller

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, has appointed John P. Carlin to be Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Director. Mr. Carlin, an experienced Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for the District of Columbia, has served as Special Counsel to the Director since July 2007. As Special Counsel, Mr. Carlin has advised the Director on a wide range of legal and policy matters in the national security, cyber and criminal arenas.

“John’s record of achievement as both a criminal prosecutor and a legal and policy advisor make him exceptionally well-suited for this position,” said Director Robert S. Mueller, III. “I look forward to his continued contributions as Deputy Chief of Staff,” Mueller said.

As Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Carlin will continue to spearhead priority projects, provide advice and counsel to the Director, and work closely with the Chief of Staff to manage the day-to-day operations of the Director’s Office.

A former federal prosecutor and experienced Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA), Mr. Carlin previously served as National Coordinator of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) program.

As an AUSA for the District of Columbia, he prosecuted a range of cases from homicide and sexual offense to cyber, fraud and public corruption matters. Cases included the prosecution of Mitchell Wade, a defense contractor, for bribery of Congressman Randall “Duke” Cunningham.

Mr. Carlin joined DOJ through the Attorney General’s Program in 1999, first prosecuting criminal cases in the Tax Division before transferring to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2001.

Mr. Carlin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995 from Williams College where he was awarded Magna Cum Laude and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1999 from Harvard Law School where he received the Samuel J. Heyman Fellowship for Federal Government Service and served as Articles editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation.

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