Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 20-029 May 27, 2020
CONTACT: Office of the Inspector General, 301-415-0532
Robert J. Feitel Sworn in Today as New NRC Inspector General
Robert J. Feitel was sworn in today by Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Kristine L. Svinicki as the agency’s new Inspector General. Feitel replaces Hubert T. Bell, who retired in 2019.
Feitel most recently served as a trial attorney and advisor to the Attorney General in the Capital Case Section at the Department of Justice. Prior to that position, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia. He also held important detail assignments to the President’s Executive Order Task Force for the Review of Guantanamo Bay Detainees and the National Security Division’s Office of Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism Unit.
Feitel began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen M. Waldron, Circuit Court for Harford County, Maryland. He entered the private practice of law with the firm of Carr, Goodson and Lee, P.C., in Washington, D.C., where he focused on product liability defense and professional malpractice defense litigation. He later joined the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel, where he managed contract and tort litigation, legal forfeiture matters, and advised the Chief Division Counsel for all FBI field offices nationwide, until becoming a federal prosecutor in 2002.
Feitel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.