Caroline Diane Krass was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General on February 8, 2011. On December 21, 2013, she became the Acting Assistant Attorney General.
Ms. Krass served as Special Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs and Deputy Legal Adviser at the National Security Council from January 2009 through December 2010. Before that, she served for nine years in the Office of Legal Counsel, first as an Attorney Adviser and later as Senior Counsel. She served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the National Security Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia from 2007 to 2009 and as Deputy Legal Adviser at the National Security Council from 1999-2000. Earlier in her career, she served as the Special Assistant to the General Counsel at the Department of the Treasury and as an Attorney Adviser at the Department of State. She clerked for Judge Patricia M. Wald on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Ms. Krass received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in 1989 and her JD from Yale Law School in 1993.
Updated: January 2014