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Catherine Bruno & Marietta Robinson

Catherine Bruno - USA | Chief Compliance Officer, Acting Deputy, Designated Ethics Official, Assistant Director, FBI

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.

Marietta Robinson - IWF DC |  Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University

Marietta Robinson is a Harvard University 2019 Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow and adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law. Previously, she was nominated by President Barack Obama as a commissioner for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, where she served from June 2013-2018.

Before becoming a commissioner, Marietta practiced as a trial attorney for 35 years, handling a variety of complex litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. She is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and served as its first female president from 2010-2011. In 2011, she served as independent legal counsel to the Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission in Liberia. From 1989-1997, she as a federally appointed trustee of the Dalkon Shield Trust, which disbursed more than $2.4 billion to more than 300,000 claimants in over 120 countries. She has taught as an adjunct professor at several law schools, including Duke School of Law.

Marietta is a member of the Board of Managerial Trustees of the International Association of Women Judges, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Michigan Bar, and in 2000 was the Democratic nominee for the Michigan Supreme Court. In 2009, she was an appointed member of the Judicial Advisory Committee for the Eastern District of Michigan. From 1985-1989, she served on the Michigan State Building Authority. She also served as a member of the Michigan State Bar Representative Assembly.

Marietta earned a BA with High Distinction from the University of Michigan-Flint and a JD from the UCLA School of Law.

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