Elected Member

John E. Bies

Washington, DC
American Oversight
Pomona College, B.A. Philosophy, Politics & Economics
University of Minnesota, MA. Political Science (Political Theory/American Politics)
University of Chicago Law School, J.D.

John E. Bies is chief counsel at American Oversight.  He previously served for eight years in the Obama administration at the Department of Justice, first as Counselor to Attorney General Eric Holder and then spending seven years as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel where he advised White House and executive branch officials on congressional oversight, executive privilege, separation of powers, government ethics, and other constitutional, statutory, and administrative law issues. Prior to his service in the government, Bies handled complex civil litigation and investigation and enforcement matters as a partner at Covington & Burling LLP and clerked for Judge Sandra Lynch on the First Circuit. He received his law degree with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School.

Areas of Expertise
Federal Civil Procedure (Federal Courts)
Government Ethics (Government Law)
Securities Law
Administrative Law
Constitutional Law