Eileen O’BrienMassachusetts Gaming Commissioner

Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner Eileen O'Brien

Commissioner Eileen O’Brien was appointed to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission by Attorney General Maura Healey in March 2018. At the time of her appointment, AG Healey cited O’Brien’s extensive experience in criminal investigations and enforcement.

Before joining the Commission, Eileen O’Brien served as Director of the Audit, Oversight and Investigations Division of the Inspector General’s Office. Her role included overseeing investigations related to allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse of public funds.

Commissioner O’Brien spent five years as Senior Trial Counsel for the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office where she investigated and prosecuted cases of trafficking, embezzlement, and public corruption.

O’Brien also served in various positions within the Special Investigations and Narcotics Division at the AG’s Office, including chief of the division from April 2004 to July 2008. Following law school, she was a law clerk at Massachusetts Superior Court and served as an assistant district attorney at the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

In 2015, O’Brien received the Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service along with the Inspector General’s Westfield State University Investigation Team. She has also previously received a Special Achievement Award from the New England Narcotic Enforcement Officers’ Association in 2004, and the Scott Harshbarger Award for Excellence in 2003.

O’Brien graduated from Northeastern University School of Law and Middlebury College.

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