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Meet the Director

Corey Ellis

Corey Frazier Ellis serves as the Acting 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, Corey 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.  Corey 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.

Attorney General William P. Barr appointed Corey to the position effective September 16, 2019.  Prior to this appointment, Corey served in several leadership roles in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General including Chief of Staff to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.  

Before joining the Deputy Attorney General's office, Corey was the First Assistant in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina.  While an Assistant United States Attorney, Corey handled a wide range of criminal investigations including public corruption, white collar fraud, securities fraud, and cybercrime.  Corey began his career as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s Office in Hendersonville, North Carolina and has tried more than 100 jury trials.   

Corey received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his J.D. from the University of Memphis, School of Law.

Updated September 20, 2019

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