Jeff Greene is a Counsel on the majority staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, where he covers issues including cyber security, homeland defense, and general counter-terrorism. Previous to that, he was the Deputy Director of Legal Affairs with the Project on National Security Reform, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that sought to modernize and improve the U.S. national security system. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the Staff Director of the Management, Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee on the House Committee on Homeland Security. During that time, Jeff worked on legislation including the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, the Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, and the Department of Homeland Security Authorization Acts of 2007 and 2008. He also led investigations addressing issues such as aviation security, border security, and management of the terrorist screening database.
Before joining the Committee on Homeland Security, he served as Counsel to the Senate’s Special Investigation of Hurricane Katrina, where he focused on the DHS headquarters-level preparation for and response to the hurricane, as well as the federal government's efforts to maintain situational awareness during the catastrophe. From 1996 through 2005, Jeff was an Associate and later Counsel with Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington. His practice focused on government contracts and contract fraud, as well as general civil and criminal investigations.
Jeff has a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and a J.D. with Honor from the University of Maryland School of Law. He was Executive Notes & Comments Editor of the Maryland Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Board, and graduated Order of the Coif.