John P. Carlin, a career federal prosecutor who joined the Department of Justice in 1999, will be acting Assistant Attorney General for the National Security D ivision, replacing Lisa Monaco, who recently took a national security post at the White House, the department said on Monday.
Carlin most recently served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and chief of staff of the National Security Division. He previously served as chief of staff and senior counsel to FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Carlin was national coordinator of the department’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property program, in which 240 Assistant United States Attorneys and prosecutors focused on cybercrime and intellectual property cases. As an AUSA for the District of Columbia, he prosecuted cases ranging from homicide to public corruption.
Carlin joined the department through the Attorney General’s Honors Program after graduating from Harvard Law School, where he received the Samuel J. Heyman Fellowship for Federal Government Service. He received a bachelor of arts degree in 1995 from Williams College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude.