Peter Thomson Nominated to be Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency
Stone Pigman Member Peter Thomson has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Thomson currently chairs the firm’s white-collar criminal defense practice and co-chairs the firm’s information security practice. His legal practice also includes civil litigation, internal investigations and corporate compliance. During his legal career, he has tried more than 50 criminal cases to verdict in federal and state courts, and he has extensive experience in appellate litigation. Before joining our firm, Thomson was an Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice for 23 years. He also served on special assignment at the National Security Agency.
A New Orleans native, Thomson graduated from Tulane University where he received his undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees. He is an Executive Committee Member of The Federalist Society’s Criminal Law Practice Group and the New Orleans Lawyer's Chapter. Thomson formerly served as a Board Member of the Metropolitan Crime Commission of New Orleans. He also previously served for 20 years as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Tulane Law School.