Amir Ehsaei has been named the new special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division of the Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI, it was announced Tuesday.
Ehsaei most recently served as a section chief in the Human Resources Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., said Laura Eimiller of the bureau’s Los Angeles office.
He will be responsible for counterterrorism investigations in Los Angeles as well as much of Asia and Australia. He will also be responsible for crisis response and the weapons of mass destruction program.
Ehsaei began his career as an FBI special agent in 2004. He was first assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force in the Los Angeles Field Office and moved to the Human Intelligence Squad in 2010.
In 2018, Ehsaei was promoted to chief of the Employment Development and Selection Program Section of the Human Resources Division at FBI Headquarters, and oversaw the Leadership Selection Unit, the Office of Workforce Development, the Performance Appraisal Unit, and the Transfer Unit.
Ehsaei graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Law, and is a member of the state bars in Florida and California. He is fluent in Farsi.
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