FBI Director Christopher Wray has named Douglas A. Leff as the assistant director of the Inspection Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The division’s responsibilities include conducting internal investigations, reviewing operational performance and use of enforcement authorities across all investigative programs, and conducting special inquiries as ordered by the director and deputy director.
Leff most recently served as the special agent in charge of the San Juan Field Office in Puerto Rico. He joined the FBI as a special agent in 1996 and was assigned to the New York Field Office. He has spent much of his career investigating organized crime, money laundering, and terrorist financing.
In 2003, Leff was named a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York. Over the next six years, he litigated organized crime, narcotics trafficking, Internet fraud, and terrorist financing prosecutions and worked on asset forfeiture. During that time, he remained an agent in the New York Field Office and was named the supervisory special agent of an organized crime squad in 2007.
Leff was promoted to unit chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters in 2009. In 2012, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge in the New York Field Office, where he was responsible for the Complex Financial Crimes Branch. The branch includes squads responsible for investigating securities fraud, financial institution fraud, corporate fraud, money laundering, identity theft, Internet fraud, and asset forfeiture.
In 2015, Leff was promoted to special agent in charge of the San Juan Field Office.
Prior to joining the FBI, Leff served as an assistant district attorney in New York, where he handled the investigation and prosecution of white-collar and violent crime cases. In 2005, he received an Attorney General’s Award for his work on a series of complex money laundering and terrorist financing prosecutions.
Leff holds a law degree from Saint John’s University.