I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2017
Wray is currently a litigation partner at the King & Spalding law firm. He chairs the Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group, which represents companies, audit and special committees, and individuals in white-collar criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, parallel civil litigation, and internal corporate investigations.
Wray served from 2003 to 2005 as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.
Most noteworthy, Wray served as the personal attorney to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the “Bridgegate” criminal investigation into the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge as political payback against a local politician. Three of Christie’s top aides were found guilty of federal crimes, but Christie was cleared of criminal charges.
Wray is a graduate of Yale Law School,