Paul J. McNulty
Former Deputy Attorney General
Paul J. McNulty was confirmed as Deputy Attorney General on March 17, 2006.
Mr. McNulty has spent nearly his entire career in public service, with more than 23 years of experience in federal and state government. Before becoming U.S. Attorney, he directed President Bush's transition team for the Department of Justice and then served as Principal Associate Attorney General. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. McNulty was the Justice Department's director of policy and its chief spokesman.
Mr. McNulty has over 12 years experience in the United States Congress. He was Chief Counsel and Director of Legislative Operations for the Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was also Chief Counsel to the House Subcommittee on Crime where he served for eight years. During those years he was a principal draftsman of many anti-terrorism, drug control, firearms and anti-fraud statutes.
Mr. McNulty has played a significant role in shaping criminal justice policy in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was a primary architect of the "Parole Abolition and Sentencing Reform" initiative in 1994, and he served on the board of the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Advisory Committee of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
He served as Chairman of Former Attorney General Gonzales' Advisory Committee and as Chairman of the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
Under Mr. McNulty's watch, the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Virginia had grown by more than 20%, and he had made the prosecution of terrorism, gun and gang violence, drug trafficking, cybercrime, and corporate fraud his top priorities.