FBI Director Christopher Wray named Larissa L. Knapp as the special agent in charge of the counterterrorism division at the Washington Field Office. Knapp most recently served as deputy assistant director of the Intelligence Operations Branch of the Directorate of Intelligence at FBI Headquarters.
Knapp entered on duty with the FBI in 1997 and was first assigned to the New York Field Office, where she worked criminal computer intrusion and intellectual property matters.
In 2003, Knapp was assigned to the St. Thomas Resident Agency, San Juan Field Office, where she worked mostly counterterrorism matters.
From 2006 through 2017, Knapp worked in several leadership positions at the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, FBI Headquarters, and the Washington Field Office, to include serving as the chief of the Counterterrorism Internet Operations Section at FBI Headquarters.