ⓘ John P. Carlin


ⓘ John P. Carlin

John P. Carlin is an American attorney and government official who served as United States Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division from April 2014 to October 15, 2016. Carlin formerly served as Chief of Staff to Robert Mueller during his time as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


1. Education

Carlin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, followed by his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Carlin was the articles editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.


2. Career

Carlin joined the United States Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. Carlin chairs the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity and Technology policy program, and was a Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Carlin is currently a partner at Morrison & Foerster.

Carlin has been featured in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, Meet the Press, Charlie Rose, NPR, CNN.