By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com
Bill L. Lewis, a former legal attache for the FBI in Baghdad, has been named assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Division.
Lewis most recently served as deputy assistant director in the Human Resources Division at FBI Headquarters.
He began his career in 1988 in the Omaha division and three years later he went to Atlanta where he investigated domestic terrorism and drugs.
He was promoted to supervisory special agent in September 1997 and had the responsibilities of managing the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing investigation. At some point, he supervised the hunt for fugitive Eric Rudolph.
In November 1999, Lewis went to FBI headquarters as a supervisory special agent in the Violent Crimes/Fugitive Unit in the Criminal Investigative Division.
In August 2004, he was named assistant special agent in charge of the Mobile Division.
From April to October 2008, he was the Counterterrorism Division’s on-scene commander in Iraq, and from January 2009 to January 2010, he served as legal attaché for the FBI in Baghdad.
In February 2010, Mr. Lewis was promoted to special agent in charge of the Criminal Division in Los Angeles.