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Chris A. Wray -- Department of Justice
Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Division)

Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Christopher A. Wray was nominated by President George W. Bush on June 09, 2003 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 11, 2003, as the 33rd Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division. Prior to leading the Division, he was appointed by Attorney General John Ashcroft as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General in September 2001. Chris served as Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson's ranking deputy, having joined the Department as Associate Deputy Attorney General in May 2001. From 1997 to 2001, Chris was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia in its Criminal Division. As a prosecutor in Atlanta, Chris handled a variety of federal cases and investigations, including securities fraud, public corruption, racketeering, murder-for-hire, arson, bank robbery, gun trafficking, counterfeiting, immigration, and others. Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Chris practiced law in the Atlanta, Georgia office of King & Spalding, where he focused on white collar crime, complex civil litigation, and internal corporate investigations. He also served as a law clerk to Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1992-1993. Chris graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1989 and received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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