|Tom Eicher became the first Director of the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) in September 2018.
Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Eicher was a federal prosecutor for over 30 years in the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He served in many capacities, including as Criminal Chief for 8 years, and as the Deputy United States Attorney. He has prosecuted and supervised a wide range of cases, including public corruption, civil rights, RICO murder, securities fraud, FCPA and narcotics cases.
He also served as the Chair of the Criminal Chief’s Working Group, and sat on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, a small group of United States Attorneys and AUSAs that advises the United States Attorney General on policy and operational issues.
Before becoming a prosecutor, Director Eicher clerked for the Honorable James R. Browning, Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Director Eicher graduated cum laude from Princeton University and magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.