Chief of Staff
Corey Frazier Ellis was named chief of staff to the Director in January 2021. Most recently, Mr. Ellis served as acting director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, where he was the primary liaison between the attorney general, the deputy attorney general, and all 94 U.S. attorney's offices. Attorney General William P. Barr appointed Mr. Ellis to the position in September 2019.
Previously, Mr. Ellis served in several leadership roles in the Department of Justice, including as chief of staff to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. Mr. Ellis was also the first assistant in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina. While an assistant U.S. attorney, he handled a wide range of criminal investigations, including public corruption, white collar fraud, securities fraud, and cybercrime. Mr. Ellis began his career as a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office in Hendersonville, North Carolina and has tried more than 100 jury trials.
Mr. Ellis received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law.