Megan Carlson currently serves as Associate General Counsel for Public Safety, after joining the Office of Inspector General in 2019 as a Chief Investigator for Public Safety. Previously, she served as an Investigator with the Cook County Office of the Independent Inspector General, where she investigated allegations of fraud, waste, misconduct, and corruption, as well as supervised the work of other investigators.
Prior to that, Carlson served as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted misdemeanors and felony cases, both in the City of Chicago and neighboring suburbs. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Carlson worked in the Domestic Violence Division running the specialized Targeted Abuser Call and spent time assigned to the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, investigating crimes against children. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Carlson earned a BA in German from Denison University and a JD from DePaul University College of Law.