Logo Courtesy of EY

Former FBI Executive Assistant Director Carl Ghattas Joins the EY Government & Public Sector Advisory Practice

Originally Published by EY.

Ernst & Young LLP (EY) announced that former FBI Executive Assistant Director Carl Ghattas has joined the firm as an Executive Director in the Government & Public Sector Advisory practice. Carl retired from the FBI after 21 years of service, culminating in his duties as the Executive Assistant Director (EAD) of the FBI’s National Security Branch from February 2017 to July 2018.


As the EAD of the National Security Branch, Ghattas led the FBI’s operations and intelligence efforts involving all national security matters, ranging from terrorism to espionage to weapons of mass destruction. Under his leadership, the program focused on technical innovation, operational agility and strategic partnerships.

Carl joined the FBI in 1997. Upon graduating from the FBI Academy, he worked counterterrorism investigations in the Washington Field Office. Carl deployed overseas to investigate several major attacks against the United States, including the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya; the 2000 attack against the U.S.S. Cole in Aden Yemen; and the murder of several Americans in Greece by the Greek terrorist group 17 November. Over the course of his 21-year career, the majority of Carl’s focus had been on counterterrorism efforts in the United States and around the world, as well as on the strategic integration of intelligence and operations to align intelligence collection with priority threats.

In 2014, he was appointed Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office’s counterterrorism program. In 2016, he was appointed Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division.

Ghattas has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service, the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service and the Exceptional Achievement Medal from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

“Carl’s experience in law enforcement and intelligence at all levels will be a tremendous asset in helping EY deliver targeted services in support of the Government’s current and emerging needs,” said Mike Herrinton, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP and US Government & Public Sector Leader.

“I was drawn to EY because of the firm’s commitment to a set of core values similar to those which framed my years of service in the FBI. I was also impressed by the high-performing teams EY consistently identifies to pursue its mission,” Carl said.

Carl earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from Washington University.

Latest News

girls high school sports

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Officially Bans Transgender Students From School Sports

Holding true to threats he has made in the past, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has officially signed into Texas state law a rule that would restrict transgender students from participating in high school sports consistent with their gender identity. ESPN’s Katie Barnes reported that following Abbott’s action, Texas has become…

Prince

Music Icon Prince Could Soon Be Honored With Posthumous Congressional Gold Medal

He changed music history and was the soundtrack for countless people’s lives, and now music legend Prince could soon be awarded a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal by the U.S. government. Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press has reported that “Minnesota’s Congressional delegation on Monday, Oct. 25, introduced a resolution to…

AAPI Hate

New FBI Report Estimates Anti-Asian Hate in the United States Increased by 73% in 2020

We’ve known anti-Asian sentiment increased dramatically in the U.S. since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but new government data quantifies just how shockingly severe that jump has been. Based on recently released FBI data, Sakshi Venkatraman of NBC News reported that “anti-Asian hate crimes increased more than 73% in…

map of Iowa

Black Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn Threatened With Lynching After Penning Anti-Trump Op-Ed

An Iowa Democrat has been threatened with violence simply for writing an opinion piece critical of the former president. Brianne Pfannenstiel of the Des Moines Register has reported that “Iowa Democratic Party Chair Ross Wilburn received multiple threats, including one of lynching, after he penned an opinion piece critical of…

Facebook logo

Facebook Forced To Pay a Record $14-Million Settlement for Discriminating Against US Workers

October continues to be a month Facebook likely wishes it could forget. First came Frances Haugen, the whistleblower who explained in chilling detail how the site and its algorithms are designed to profit off what she called “the spread and amplification of hate, misinformation and political unrest.” Then there was…