President Trump’s pick to be the next FBI director is a former Justice Department official who oversaw major investigations into corporate fraud and headed a multi-agency task force that helped convict nearly all the top execs involved in the Enron stock scam.
Christoper Wray worked as a federal prosecutor in Atlanta for four years before being promoted to “Main Justice” in Washington, DC, in 2001, and was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate after then-President George W. Bush tapped him to lead the DOJ’s Criminal Division in 2003.
Upon leaving the government, he was given the Edmund J. Randolph Award, the DOJ’s highest honor for public service and leadership.
Since 2005, the Yale College and Yale Law School grad has been a partner at King & Spalding, an Atlanta-based firm with about 900 lawyers working in 19 offices across the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Wray chairs the firm’s Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group in Washington, DC, and has represented clients including Fortune 100 corporations, global financial institutions and a “leading technology company,” according to the King & Spalding website.
He was also New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s personal lawyer during the “Bridgegate” scandal that led to criminal convictions of a former Christie aide and several cronies at the Port Authority.