Christopher B. Chaney
Acting Deputy Director
Department of Justice, Office of Tribal Justice
Chris is a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation located in northeastern Oklahoma. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma and his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University. He has extensive litigation experience in Tribal, Federal, and State courts and has handled indigenous criminal justice matters for over 29 years. Chris has served as Prosecuting Attorney for two different federally recognized tribes, as an Assistant United States Attorney, and as Deputy Bureau Director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services. Most recently, Chris has served as Unit Chief of the FBI Office of the General Counsel's Criminal Justice Information Law Unit and currently serves as Acting Deputy Director in the Department of Justice, Office of Tribal Justice.