Meet the Counsel

Corey Amundson Picture

Corey Amundson serves as the head of the Office of Professional Responsibility.  He previously served as the Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana and the Acting Executive Director of the National Center for Disaster Fraud, an agency within the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  He also advised multiple administrations as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, Criminal Chiefs Working Group, and enforced standards of conduct as a supervisor for more than a decade, including as First Assistant United States Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, Senior Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. 

Mr. Amundson also served as lead counsel in more than 150 federal criminal matters at the district and appellate levels and has extensive courtroom experience navigating complex prosecutions and trials, many involving misconduct by government officials and attorneys.  He is the recipient of awards and commendations from the U.S. Attorney General, the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the head of Criminal Investigations for the Internal Revenue Service, and the Inspectors General for the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Treasury. 

Mr. Amundson frequently lectures at the National Advocacy Center and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and has served as an adjunct law school professor teaching a course on corporate and white-collar crime.  Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Amundson practiced at a private law firm in Washington, D.C., where he handled white-collar criminal matters, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation.  He also served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker in Indianapolis.  Mr. Amundson received his J.D. from Emory University and his B.A. in political science and criminal justice from Indiana University.       

Updated September 18, 2018