Chuck Rosenberg, A82, is the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), appointed in May 2015 by Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Prior to joining the DEA, he served as the chief of staff and senior counselor to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Jim Comey (2013–2015). Before rejoining the FBI, he was a partner at a Washington, D.C., law firm. Prior to that, he served as the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia—a district routinely entrusted with many of the nation’s most sensitive terrorism and national security prosecutions. As that district’s chief federal law enforcement officer (2006–2008), he supervised the prosecution of all federal crimes and the litigation of all civil matters involving the federal government. He also served as the United States attorney for the Southern District of Texas (2005–2006), one of the largest districts in the nation with six offices, including one in Houston and three on the border of the United States and Mexico.
Mr. Rosenberg’s public service includes several senior posts at the Department of Justice, where his work focused on counterterrorism, counterintelligence, national security, and criminal matters, including as chief of staff to Deputy Attorney General Jim Comey (2004–2005), counselor to Attorney General John Ashcroft (2003–2004), and counsel to FBI Director Robert Mueller (2002–2003). From 1994 to 2000, he was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. There, he tried dozens of cases before juries and briefed and argued many of those cases to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He prosecuted cases that ranged from complex financial fraud crimes to violent crimes and espionage.
Mr. Rosenberg is a graduate of Tufts University (B.A.), Harvard University (M.P.P.), and the University of Virginia (J.D.).