Jonathan Tukel is chief of the National Security Unit in the United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan, supervising the counter-terrorism, terrorist-financing, export control, and other programs. Tukel has been an assistant U.S. attorney since 1990, and previously was the first assistant U.S. Attorney, with administrative responsibilities over the entire office. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of national security and complex white-collar crime cases, including fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion.
In 2003, Tukel became an associate deputy attorney general under former deputy attorney general Larry D. Thompson. While in the Deputy Attorney General's Office, Tukel's portfolio included death penalty litigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS), Project Safe Neighborhoods, and other criminal justice issues.
Tukel graduated from the University of Michigan in 1982, receiving a bachelor of arts degree, with honors, in philosophy. In 1988 he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude, and was elected to the Order of the Coif.