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General Counsel, Justice Management Division

Morton J. Posner

Morton J. Posner became the Justice Management Division’s General Counsel in March 2022, and acted in that role from January 2021 until his permanent appointment. He joined the Office of General Counsel in 2003 and was Deputy General Counsel from March 2018 to March 2022. As General Counsel, Mr. Posner advises senior agency leadership, the Assistant Attorney General for Administration, and the managers of 20 JMD staffs on legal matters related to their portfolio. Mr. Posner is a former Special Assistant United States Attorney and has been an adjunct professor at two law schools. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, he was a telecommunications attorney in private practice at law firms and in-house at a corporation. Mr. Posner started his legal career as a judicial clerk at the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. In 2015, the Attorney General presented the John Marshall Award to Mr. Posner for outstanding achievement in providing legal advice to senior agency leadership. He is a former chair, vice chair, and member of numerous District of Columbia Bar committees, and served on the Department of Justice pro bono committee. Mr. Posner earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Stanford University, and a Juris Doctor degree from American University, Washington College of Law, where he was on the law review. He is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. Mr. Posner is admitted to the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and District of Columbia Circuits, and the District of Columbia.

Updated May 2, 2024