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Former Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt

Brian C. Rabbitt serves as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division. In that capacity, Mr. Rabbitt supervises the Criminal Division’s more than 600 federal prosecutors who conduct investigations and prosecutions involving organized and transnational crime, gang violence, securities fraud, health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, public corruption, cybercrime, intellectual property theft, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act violations, child exploitation, international narcotics trafficking, human rights violations, and other crimes, as well as matters involving international affairs and sensitive law enforcement techniques.

Brian previously served as Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to Attorney General William P. Barr.  Before joining the Department of Justice, Brian served in a senior role in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and as a senior advisor to Chairman Jay Clayton.  Brian previously was an attorney at Williams & Connolly, where his practice focused primarily on government investigations, enforcement matters, and complex civil litigation.  Brian began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Henry Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and, later, to Judge Thomas Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Brian earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Updated December 31, 2020