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John Rowan -- Department of Justice
Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division

J. Patrick Rowan was sworn in as the Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division (NSD) of the U.S. Department of Justice on October 3, 2008. Mr. Rowan was confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 2008. Mr. Rowan previously served as the NSD’s Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General. As the Principal Deputy, Mr. Rowan supervised the NSD’s prosecutors in the Counterterrorism and Counterespionage Sections and focused on the Department’s efforts to disrupt terrorists and other national security threats through investigation and prosecution. Prior to the establishment of the NSD, from November, 2005, to October, 2006, Mr. Rowan served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General and assisted in the management of national security functions for the Justice Department. In that position, Mr. Rowan was the Department’s liaison to the intelligence community and supervised the formation of the NSD. Before that, he held a number of positions in the Department, including Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, Special Counsel for the Office of General Counsel of the FBI, and Counsel to the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys. From 1991 to 2002, Mr. Rowan served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he prosecuted a range of offenses, including fraud, public corruption, and homicide. Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Rowan was an associate at Covington & Burling. Mr. Rowan graduated from Dartmouth College, cum laude, and the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.