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Catherine Bruno

United States | Chief Compliance Officer, Acting Deputy Designated Ethics Official, Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Catherine Bruno is the Assistant Director of the Office of Integrity and Compliance (OIC) at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, she manages the FBI’s ethics and compliance program. From 2009-2016, Catherine served as the Special Assistant to the FBI General Counsel for the Office of the Inspector General and Government Accountability Office. From 2013-2014, she also held the position of Acting Chief of Staff to the General Counsel. From 2002-2009, Catherine served as an Investigative Counsel and a Deputy Assistant Inspector General with the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General. In this role, she investigated allegations of waste, fraud and abuse within the Department of Justice. Significant investigations she handled include: the Office of the Inspector General’s investigation into “The September 11 Detainees: A Review of the Treatment of Aliens Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with the Investigation of the September 11 Attacks” (June 2003) and “A Review of the FBI's Involvement in and Observations of Detainee Interrogations in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq” (May 2008). From 1996-2002, Catherine prosecuted cases as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, including domestic violence, arson, wire fraud and gun trafficking conspiracies.

Catherine graduated summa cum laude from Boston College Law School, where she was an editor for the Boston College Law Review. Following graduation, she clerked for the Hon. Gilbert Merritt, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. She is a 1989 Harry S. Truman Scholar from Washington, D.C.

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