Gregory B. Friel currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division. He entered the Division as an attorney in 1989 and has served since 2012 as a career Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG). His responsibilities as a DAAG have included reviewing the work of several sections, including Appellate, Disability Rights, Educational Opportunities, Housing and Civil Enforcement, Immigrant and Employee Rights, and Voting. During his 31 years in the Division, he has also served as an acting section chief, appellate litigator, and trial attorney.
Before joining the Division, Mr. Friel clerked for the Hon. Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1988 and summa cum laude from Marshall University in 1984.