Scott Muller Sworn in as CIA's General Counsel
At a ceremony at CIA Headquarters this afternoon, Director of Central Intelligence George J. Tenet swore in Scott W. Muller as the CIA’s General Counsel. Muller, who was nominated by the President on September 3 and confirmed by the Senate on October 17, is the 13th individual to serve as the Agency’s General Counsel and the second whose appointment was subject to Senate confirmation.
As General Counsel, Muller, 52, serves as the DCI’s top legal adviser and oversees the CIA’s legal affairs.
A native of Greenwich, Connecticut, Muller most recently served as Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office of the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell. For 24 years, he was a litigator at the firm specializing in representing Fortune-100-sized companies and others. The central part of his law practice has been federal criminal law and enforcement.
After serving with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, Muller clerked in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was an Assistant United States Attorney in the southern District of New York from 1978 to 1982.
Muller served as the Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee and as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught an advanced course in federal law enforcement. He is a member of the American Law Institute.
He earned a B.A., cum laude, from Princeton University (1971), and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center (1975), where he was a member of the Law Review.
A resident of Chevy Chase, Muller is married and the father of three.