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Meet the Director

James A. Crowell IV (“Jim”) serves as the Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA).  The Executive Office, created in 1953, provides general guidance and support to more than 11,000 employees in 94 United States Attorneys’ offices located throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U. S. Virgin Islands. As Director, Jim oversees EOUSA and serves as the principal staff officer for the Deputy Attorney General for all matters related to the United States Attorneys, as well as the primary liaison between the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, and the United States Attorneys.  Jim provides executive assistance and supervision for the United States Attorneys, including legal education, administrative oversight, technical support, security, policy, and regulation to ensure the effective advancement of DOJ priorities throughout the United States Attorneys’ offices.

Jim has held many significant executive-level positions in the Department. Prior to this appointment, Jim served as the Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General, where he supervised all day-to-day operations of the Office of Deputy Attorney General and served as the principal advisor to the Deputy Attorney General on all criminal, national security, civil, and other DOJ policy matters. 

Before joining the Deputy Attorney General's office, Jim was the Criminal Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, where he began as an Assistant United States Attorney. As Criminal Chief, Jim oversaw the work of over 85 Assistant U.S. Attorneys involved in criminal prosecutions, including national security, violent crime, fraud and corruption, cybercrime, narcotics, asset forfeiture, and money laundering cases, as well as the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, Project Safe Child, Project Safe Neighborhood, and related anti-crime programs. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jim was a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section, the office that oversees the federal effort to combat corruption through the prosecution of officials and employees at all levels of the government.

Jim is the recipient of numerous law enforcement awards, recognizing his effort to combat public corruption, fraud, cybercrime, violent crime, and narcotics trafficking.  For his prosecution of public corruption cases, Jim received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for superior performance and excellence as a lawyer, the Assistant Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Ensuring the Integrity of Government.

Jim began his career with the Department through the Attorney General’s Honors Program as a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division’s Criminal Section, following a clerkship with Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Jim received his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Jim has also served in the United States Army Reserves since 1994.



Updated February 25, 2019

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