LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – Brian D. Lamkin, a 20-year veteran of the FBI, has been named Assistant Director of the FBI’s Training Division in Quantico, Virginia. Director Robert S. Mueller, III, appointed him to this position to replace former Assistant Director Keith Slotter. Mr. Lamkin has served as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s Columbia Field Office since August 2005. As SAC, he led numerous high-profile investigations to include violent gang disruptions, public corruption matters, and national security incidents in South Carolina.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Lamkin served as the chief of the Financial Crimes Section, Criminal Investigative Division, FBI Headquarters, where he was responsible for the FBI’s White Collar Crime program. In this capacity, Mr. Lamkin served as co-chair of the Department of Justice’s National Bank Fraud Working Group, and oversaw numerous high profile cases involving corporate fraud, health care fraud, and international economic crimes.
Throughout his FBI career, Mr. Lamkin has focused on investigating and managing a variety of white-collar crime matters, including bank fraud, money laundering, health care fraud, and corporate fraud. After joining the FBI in 1987, he first served in the Norfolk, Virginia, and Dallas, Texas, field offices. While in Dallas, Mr. Lamkin was assigned to the Dallas Bank Fraud Task Force, which addressed the largest savings and loan failure crisis in U.S. history. Mr. Lamkin then served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Financial Institution Fraud Unit at FBI Headquarters, and later as a field supervisor in the Baltimore Division where he was the white-collar crime coordinator.
In September 2002, he was appointed as the Assistant SAC of the Louisville Division, where he was responsible for national security and criminal investigations, and the day-to-day operations of the FBI in Kentucky.
Mr. Lamkin is an active instructor and lecturer to law enforcement, non-government groups, and corporations. He has conducted domestic and international training on a variety of white-collar crime topics, major case management, and intellectual property crimes, and is an FBI certified firearms and general police instructor. Mr. Lamkin developed the FBI’s international course module on financial crimes investigations utilized by the International Law Enforcement Academy in Bangkok, Thailand, and has lectured at the Far Eastern Bank Training Center, Vladivostok, Russia, and at the International Economic Crimes Symposium, Cambridge University.
Mr. Lamkin has written articles for the ABA Banking Journal (1994) on advance loan fee schemes and for the Butterworth’s Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (1995) on the criminal exploitation of emerging banking systems in East European countries. In November 2004, Mr. Lamkin was featured in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s Journal for his leadership of the FBI’s White-Collar Crime program.
In 1978, Mr. Lamkin received a bachelor of music degree in instrumental music education from Middle Tennessee State University. In 1980, Mr. Lamkin received a master of music degree in trumpet performance from the University of Louisville. Prior to joining the FBI, he was a certified public school teacher and music department chairman for nine years in the Louisville metropolitan area. He is married and has three children.