Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Aristedes Mahairas entered on duty with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1996. He has served as the FBI’s Legal Attaché in Athens, Greece, and was a Supervisor on the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Mahairas also served as a Section Chief of the Strategic Operations Section in the Counterterrorism Division of FBI Headquarters, and as the Chief of Staff to the Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch. In 2015, former FBI Director James B. Comey appointed him as the SAC of the FBI’s New York Special Operations/Cyber Division. Prior to his entry into the FBI, Mahairas served as a Police Officer in New York City. He received a BA degree in political science from Baruch College and his juris doctor from New York Law School.