Deborah J. Jeffrey

Inspector General

 

Deborah (Deb) Jeffrey was confirmed as the Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2012, after 25 years in the private practice of law.  There, she represented individuals and entities in white-collar criminal defense and civil enforcement proceedings (including the Enron cases); defended senior government officials in high-profile criminal, Congressional and Inspector General Investigations; and advised lawyers and law firms concerning ethics and risk management.  As Vice Chair of the District of Columbia’s attorney disciplinary system, she is the author of more than 30 appellate opinions in disciplinary prosecutions.  Ms. Jeffrey began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Harrison L. Winter, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  She holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review