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Dean Kueter

Dean M. Kueter, Jr. joined Brooks Bawden Moore in April 2022 after serving at the U.S. Department of Justice for a dozen years, most recently advising two Attorneys General on law enforcement matters.


In 2019, Attorney General William P. Barr appointed Dean as the Executive Director of the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, which conducted the first comprehensive review of the criminal justice system in more than 50 years.  The Commission examined all aspects of the system and after a year of work produced a report with more than 150 recommendations.  Prior to his appointment to lead the Commission, Dean established the State and Local Law Enforcement Coordination Section, a new division within the Department of Justice that reported to the Attorney General.

Before establishing the State and Local Law Enforcement Coordination Section, Dean was Chief of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives (ATF). He also has served as ATF’s Chief of Legislative Affairs.  Prior to joining ATF, Dean held two senior positions at the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office).  He was Chief of Staff and prior to that, he was the Assistant Director for External Affairs.

Prior to his Executive Branch service, Dean served as a senior advisor at Lafayette Group, a public safety consulting firm, where he was the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCC) Washington representative.  Before joining Lafayette Group, Dean spent nearly 10 years as the Director of Government Affairs at the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) where he represented the interests of our nation’s more than 3,000 elected sheriffs.  During his time at NSA, Dean authored two bills that became law, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act and the Protecting Seniors from Fraud Act.

Dean has Capitol Hill, campaign, and election experience. He spent twelve years as a Chief Election Judge in Montgomery County, Maryland.  He worked in the office of U.S. Representative Peter Blute where he was responsible for law enforcement and public safety issues and early in his career, he worked on three congressional campaigns and one ballot referendum.

Dean is a graduate of Boston College where he studied political science and philosophy.

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