Jason Bruno

Jason BrunoThe Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) oversees the fiduciary trust for funds held on behalf of Indian tribes and Individual Indian Money accounts, which includes an investment corpus of over $5 billion.  Mr. Bruno currently acts as the Deputy Special Trustee for Program Management, which includes OST’s Risk Management, Compliance, and Audit functions.  He is OST’s highest ranking Risk official, and is responsible for oversight of all of OST’s Risk Management activities, including Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), regulatory compliance, performance testing, internal control analysis/consultation, and OMB Circular A-123 responsibilities.

Before his role as Deputy Special Trustee, Mr. Bruno was the Director of OST’s Office of Historical Trust Accounting (OHTA), which provides historical research, analysis, and accounting of Indian trust funds to support the Department of Interior’s Indian Trust Litigation. In this role, he served as the principal advisor to the Special Trustee regarding fair resolution of claims brought by tribes and IIM account holders.  Prior to coming to OST, Jason worked as Deputy Director of the Indian Trust Litigation Office within DOI’s Office of the Solicitor, and before that was a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resource Division.  Jason started his legal career as an associate attorney at Dickstein Shapiro, LLP, in Washington DC, after graduating, with Honors, from the University of North Carolina School Of Law, where he was Notes Editor of the Law Review.

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