David Habich is a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and currently serves as legal counsel to the Chicago field office of the FBI. He also serves as a Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. David began his FBI career in 2000 as a Special Agent assigned to the Boston field office where he investigated counterterrorism and was a member of the SWAT team. In 2005, he was assigned to the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel, National Security Law Branch, in Washington, D.C. Thereafter, he was assigned as legal counsel to the Chicago field office in 2007 and served as interim FBI legal counsel in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2008. In 2015, David was assigned as legal counsel and media spokesperson to the Louisville field office, as well as a SAUSA to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky, before returning to the Chicago field office in 2018. As legal counsel, David provides guidance and oversight to all FBI investigative programs, ranging from cybercrimes to national security to criminal matters.
Prior to joining the FBI, David served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He holds an Executive Certificate from Harvard University in Cybersecurity Risk Management, JD from Williams University School of Law, and BS from the University of Louisville. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar.