Wray Taps New General Counsel of FBI

By Steve Neavling

Bradley Brooker has been named the FBI’s general counsel and head of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at the bureau’s headquarters. 

Brooker was promoted after serving as deputy general counsel in the OGC, in charge of the National Security and Cyber Law Branch since 2021.

The OGC delivers legal counsel to the director and other FBI officials, divisions and field offices.

In 2008, Brooker began serving as a senior associate general counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). He became the deputy counsel of the ODNI in 2013. 

In 2016, Brooker was promoted to principal deputy general counsel at the ODNI and twice served as the acting general counsel. 

Before joining the ODNI, Brooker was a law clerk for a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and for a judge in the District Columbia Court of Appeals. He also lectured at the George University School of Law. 

Brooker received a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and a juris doctorate from The American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C. 

He’s received several professional awards during his career, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Service. 

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