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March 26, 2024

FBI Director Christopher Wray to discuss national security challenges and more at ABA luncheon

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2024 — FBI Director Christopher Wray will speak at an American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security luncheon from noon-1:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 9, at the University Club in Washington, D.C.

Wray will discuss FBI priorities for 2024, including the bureau’s new intelligence program strategy, foreign threats to American elections, cyberattacks on the U.S. infrastructure and threats posed by foreign adversaries.

Luncheon with FBI Director Christopher Wray 
Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security

Tuesday, April 9
Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT

The University Club
Main ballroom, second floor
1135 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 

Wray was named the eighth director of the FBI on Aug. 2, 2017. He began his law enforcement career in 1997, serving in the Department of Justice as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. In that role, he prosecuted a wide variety of federal criminal cases, including public corruption, gun trafficking, drug offenses and financial fraud.

In 2001, Wray was named associate deputy attorney general, and then principal associate deputy attorney general, in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General in Washington, D.C. In 2003 he was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the assistant attorney general for DOJ’s Criminal Division, supervising major national and international criminal investigations and prosecutions.

This event is free and open to members of the press, however there is a $40 cost for lunch. For media credentialing and registration or other questions, please contact Jennifer Kildee at [email protected].


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