Loretta E. Lynch

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Loretta E. Lynch
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United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
Incumbent
Assumed office
2010
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Roslynn R. Mauskopf
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
In office
June 1999 – May 2001
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Zachary W. Carter
Succeeded by Roslynn R. Mauskopf
Personal details
Born 1959
Greensboro, North Carolina
Alma mater Harvard College (A.B.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Loretta E. Lynch (born 1959) is the current United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She has held this position since 2010. She previously held this position from 1999-2001. During her first term as U.S. Attorney, Lynch oversaw prosecution of the New York police officers in the Abner Louima case.

Early life and education[edit]

Lynch was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1959.[1] She received a bachelor's degree from Harvard College in 1981 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1984.[2]

Career[edit]

Lynch's first legal job was as a litigation associate for Cahill Gordon & Reindel.[3]

Lynch first joined the Eastern District as a staff attorney in 1990. She was the lead prosecutor in the political corruption cases involving the government of Brookhaven, New York. From 1994 to 1998, she served as the Chief of the Long Island Office and became involved in several political corruption cases involving the government of Brookhaven, New York (most notably the United States v. Volpe, et al. police brutality case).[4] From 1998 to 1999, she was the Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District. In 1999, she was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.[1]

In 2001, Lynch left the office to become a partner at Hogan & Hartson (later Hogan Lovells). From 2003 to 2005, she was a member of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.[5] She remained there until January 20, 2010, when President Barack Obama nominated Lynch to again serve as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.[2][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Woodrow, Stephanie (February 12, 2010). "Meet Loretta E. Lynch". Main Justice. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b The White House: Office of the Press Secretary (January 20, 2010). "President Obama Nominates Five to Serve as U.S. Attorneys". whitehouse.gov. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.ny.frb.org/aboutthefed/orgchart/board/lynch.html
  4. ^ http://www.justice.gov/usao/biographies/lynch.html
  5. ^ http://www.nndb.com/people/610/000275782/
  6. ^ Sulzberger, A.G. (January 20, 2010). "Obama Picks Loretta E. Lynch for Brooklyn U.S. Attorney". The New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2011. 

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