Brandon L. Van Grack is the Chief of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) Unit at the Department of Justice, where he oversees the enforcement and administration of FARA. Mr. Van Grack also supervises investigations and prosecutions across the Department of Justice involving malign foreign influence. He previously served as a Senior Assistant Special Counsel on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and related matters. Prior to that, Mr. Van Grack served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, where he advised Department of Justice leadership on national security matters, including economic sanctions, export controls, foreign investment, and cyber threats. He also worked at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, where he prosecuted the Department of Justice’s first-ever cyberterrorism case. Mr. Van Grack began his career at the Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney in the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, directing investigations and prosecutions involving economic sanctions, export controls, espionage, money laundering, and cyber attacks.
Before joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Van Grack was an associate at Baker Botts LLP, specializing in white collar criminal defense and complex corporate litigation, and clerked for the Honorable Thomas F. Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Duke University.