| Dana Boente |
|Born||Dana James Boente|
February 7, 1954
Carlinville, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Saint Louis University|
American attorney who worked in the National Security Division of the United States Department of Justice and as General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Also briefly acting United States Attorney General.
Dana James Boente is an American attorney who was General Counsel of the FBI from January 2018 to 2020, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia from September 2013 to January 2018, and Acting United States Attorney General from January to February 2017. He also was acting assistant attorney general for the National Security Division of the United States Department of Justice. On October 27, 2017, Boente announced he would resign from the Department of Justice after a successor is in place. On January 23, 2018, Boente was named general counsel to the FBI by the director Christopher A. Wray, filling the vacancy after James Baker's reassignment to another part of the bureau.