Arlington, VA – On January 6, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden announced that he will nominate NSI Advisory Board member Lisa Monaco to serve as Deputy Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Monaco previously served under President Barack Obama as the President’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor, where she coordinated the federal government’s crisis management and response to a wide array of risks and challenges. She also served as the Chair of the Cabinet-level Homeland Security Council Principals Committee. Prior to the White House, Ms. Monaco spent 15 years at the Department of Justice, the majority of that time serving as a career federal prosecutor, and in senior management positions in the Justice Department and the FBI. She served as counsel to and then Chief of Staff to then-Director of the FBI, Robert S. Mueller, III.
“Lisa is a good friend and a great leader and has been a huge help as a member of NSI’s Advisory Board. Based on my work with her over the last decade, starting when she was the Chief of Staff at the FBI, I’m confident that she will make a terrific Deputy Attorney General,” said Jamil N. Jaffer, Founder of GMU’s National Security Institute
Ms. Monaco’s bio can be found here.
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