Brent Wible

Chief Counselor, Office of the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division

Brent Wible began serving as the Acting Chief Counselor in the Office of the Assistant Attorney General in July of 2023. In that role, he helps lead the Division’s mission to prosecute organized and transnational crime, violent crime, cybercrime, public corruption, money laundering, securities fraud, health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, Bank Secrecy Act and sanctions offenses, child exploitation, international narcotics trafficking, human rights violations, intellectual property theft, and other crimes.

Brent joined the Department in 2006 as an AUSA in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and later served as Deputy Chief of Appeals for their Criminal Division. In June 2014, he moved to the Fraud Section as an Assistant Chief in the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit before departing in November 2015 to work in the White House Counsel’s Office as Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to the President, and later Senior Counsel and Special Assistant to the President. Brent then spent three years in private practice before returning to the Fraud Section in May 2020 as an Assistant Chief in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit. He was subsequently named Acting Senior Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section and served as Acting Co-Principal Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section from October 2021 until his selection as Chief of the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section in 2022.

Before working for the Department, Brent clerked for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Allyne Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Haverford College.