Avril D. Haines

Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Ms. Avril D. Haines was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on 9 August 2013. Ms. Haines was the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President for National Security at the White House since 2010. Prior to joining the White House Counsel’s office, she was Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs at the Department of State. She previously worked in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State from 2003 to 2006, first in the Office of Treaty Affairs and then in the Office of Political Military Affairs. From 2007 to 2008, she worked for the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as Deputy Chief Counsel for the Majority. From 2002 until 2003 she served as a law clerk for Judge Danny Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. From 2001 to 2002, she was a Legal Officer at The Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Ms. Haines received a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.