March 16, 2020

Michael J. Driscoll Named Special Agent in Charge of the Philadelphia Field Office

Director Christopher Wray has named Michael J. Driscoll as the special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Field Office. He most recently served the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence and Cyber Division for the New York Field Office.

Mr. Driscoll began his career as an FBI special agent in 1996 and was assigned to the New York Field Office to work counterterrorism matters. He was part of the team that investigated al Qaeda conspirators, including those responsible for the 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the attacks on 9/11. He was transferred to FBI Headquarters in 2003 to work as the FBI’s representative to the al Qaeda Department of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center.

In 2005, Mr. Driscoll was promoted to supervisor and returned to the New York Field Office, where he led the squad responsible for extraterritorial investigations in Africa. He also led the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts in the New York Hudson Valley region and was later promoted to the coordinating supervisory special agent for New York’s Counterterrorism Program.

Mr. Driscoll was named assistant legal attaché for London in 2013, overseeing the Cyber Program and working closely with United Kingdom law enforcement and intelligence services. In 2016, he was appointed assistant special agent in charge of Philadelphia’s counterintelligence and cyber programs.

He returned to FBI Headquarters in 2018 as the chief of the Violent Crime Section, which leads the FBI’s Crimes Against Children Program as well as efforts to reduce violent crime and gang-related violence. Mr. Driscoll was promoted to special agent in charge of New York’s Criminal Division in 2019 and was later transferred to lead New York’s Counterintelligence and Cyber Division.

Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Driscoll worked in commercial litigation as an attorney. He graduated from the State University of New York in Albany and received his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York. He earned an Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2002 for his work investigating al Qaeda and the 1998 embassy bombings.