John C. Sassaman is the Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the Select Committee on Ethics of the United States Senate, which is authorized to administer the Senate's self-discipline authority under Article 1, section 5 of the Constitution. He implements and manages the committee's advice, training, and investigative functions under the direction of Chairman Barbara Boxer and Vice Chairman Johnny Isakson.
Before joining the Senate Ethics Committee, Mr. Sassaman served as Counsel and later Senior Counsel for the United States House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, (now known as the Committee on Ethics). He was also Special Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Sassaman is a graduate of Haverford College and a cum laude graduate of Albany Law School of Union University, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology.