Meet the Director and Chief Counsel

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Corey Amundson is the Director and Chief Counsel for the Office of Professional Responsibility, a nonpartisan position within the Senior Executive Service.  Mr. Amundson 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 served as Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General; 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, Criminal Chief, Senior Deputy Criminal Chief, and Deputy Criminal Chief.   

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 successfully navigating complex jury trials, many involving misconduct by government officials and attorneys, including several multi-week RICO trials.  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 served as an adjunct professor teaching the corporate and white collar crime course at the Louisiana State University Law Center.  Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Amundson practiced with the Special Matters and Government Investigations Group led by former U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell at the international law firm of King & Spalding LLP in its Washington, D.C. office.  He also served as a law clerk for then-Chief U.S. District Judge Sarah Barker in Indianapolis.  Mr. Amundson received his Juris Doctorate from Emory University and his Bachelor of Arts in political science and criminal justice from Indiana University.

Updated January 29, 2019