Aaron Zebley Biography – Aaron Zebley Wiki
Aaron Zebley was an FBI special agent working for the bureau’s Counterterrorism Division for seven years. As an FBI agent, Zebley investigated al-Qaeda’s bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. After September 11 attacks was assigned to the FBI’s PENTTBOM team, which investigated the terrorists responsible for the attacks. Zebley was one of the investigators who built the case against Zacarias Moussaoui, who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for his role in the September 11 attacks. Zebley testified at Moussaoui’s trial.
Zebley served as an Assistant US Attorney (AUSA) in the United States Department of Justice in the Alexandria, Virginia-based National Security and Terrorism Unit. During his tenure as an AUSA, he investigated and prosecuted crimes related to national security, terrorism, and violent crime. He later served as a senior counsel in the National Security Division, holding the position of senior counselor.
Zebley served as Chief of Staff to Robert S. Mueller III, the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and in 2014 followed Mueller to the law firm WilmerHale, where he served as a partner for three years.
While in private practice at WilmerHale, Zebley was an expert in cybersecurity and represented a wide range of clients, including Justin Cooper, a former aide to Hillary Clinton, and the National Football League.
In May 2017, after Mueller was appointed as special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections, Zebley resigned from WilmerHale to join the Special Counsel investigative team.
Aaron Zebley Education
Zebley earned his law degree in 1996 from the University of Virginia School of Law where he served as the Executive Editor of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude in 1992.
Aaron Zebley Wife
Aaron Zebley’s wife is Catharine Easterly, an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Aaron Zebley Children
Zebley and his wife Catharine Easterly have two children, daughters Clara and Daphne.