Chief of Staff/Senior Counselor
Jim Rybicki serves as the chief of staff and senior counselor to the Director. Jim began his career with the Department of Justice in 2001 and has served in various offices and capacities, including the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review, the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the National Security Division. His last assignment before joining the FBI was as acting deputy chief of staff and counsel to the acting assistant attorney general for national security. Jim has handled a wide range of subject matters during his service ranging from counterterrorism and counterintelligence to public affairs and law enforcement coordination. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Jim served as a federal police officer with the United States Capitol Police.
Jim is a graduate of the George Washington University, where he received his bachelor’s degree; the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; and the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, where he received his juris doctor degree.