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DOJ National Security Division Lead John Carlin to Leave Agency

John Carlin
John Carlin

John Carlin will leave the Justice Department on Oct. 15 as chief of the department’s national security division after three years in the role and 15 at DOJ total, he told Reuters in an article posted Tuesday.

Dustin Volz writes Mary McCord, principal deputy assistant attorney general, will succeed Carlin on an acting basis.

Carlin served as DOJ’s top national security lawyer on an acting basis from March 2013 until his confirmation in April 2014 after a 99-1 Senate vote to approve his nomination for the role on a full-time basis.

He also served as national coordinator of DOJ’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property program and as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.

He was chief of staff and senior counsel to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller prior to roles at DOJ’s national security division.

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