Meet the Director

Jean King
Acting Director

Jean King was appointed as the Acting Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) in January 2021. Immediately prior to assuming her current duties, she was appointed as Chief Administrative Law Judge in June 2019. Her impressive career at EOIR includes having served as general counsel of EOIR beginning in September 2015. Ms. King received a bachelor of arts in 1988 from Brown University and a juris doctorate in 1995 from the College of William and Mary. From July 2015 to August 2015, and previously from December 2012 to October 2014, Ms. King served as deputy general counsel, EOIR. From November 2014 to June 2015, she served as acting general counsel, EOIR. From October 2011 to December 2012, she served as a counsel to the director, EOIR. From March 2011 to October 2011, she served as acting director of operations, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), EOIR. From 2009 to March 2011, Ms. King served as a temporary board member, BIA. From 2006 to 2009, she was a senior legal advisor at the BIA. From 1996 to 2006, she served as an attorney advisor at the BIA. Prior to joining the BIA, Ms. King spent one year as a judicial law clerk with the Superior Court of Connecticut. Ms. King is a member of the Connecticut Bar and New York State Bar.

Updated February 1, 2021