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Statement by Acting Secretary Beers on the DHS General Counsel

Release Date: November 4, 2013

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

“I am proud to welcome Stevan E. Bunnell on his first day as General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Steve is an impressive addition to the talented leadership team at the Department who work tirelessly to carry out our mission to protect the homeland. I am certain that Steve will be an invaluable resource in advising senior DHS leadership on all significant legal, policy, and operational issues.            

His extensive experience in an array of areas central to the mission of DHS, including his work as a senior attorney with the Department of Justice dealing with fraud, international terrorism, computer crime and intellectual property, and international crime control policy, make him immensely qualified for this important position. I am confident that Steve’s impressive qualifications will serve him well as he leads over 1,700 lawyers across DHS and its components.” 


Previously, Stevan Bunnell was Managing Partner at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, the Washington, D.C. office, a position he has held since 2011. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Chief of the Criminal Division and from 2002 to 2004, he was Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. From 1999 to 2002, he served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division and from 1995 to 1999; he worked as a Trial Attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. From 1990 to 1995, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. He received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford University. 


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