Loretta E. Lynch

Loretta E. Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States on April 27, 2015, by Vice President Joe Biden. President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Ms. Lynch on November 8, 2014.

Prior to becoming Attorney General, Ms. Lynch served as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, having been appointed to that office by President Obama in 2010. She had previously led that office as United States Attorney from 1999 to 2001 under President William J. Clinton.

Ms. Lynch received her A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College in 1981. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1984, where she was an advisor to the first year moot court competition and a member of the Legal Aid Bureau and Harvard Black Law Students Association.

Before returning to the United States Attorney’s Office in 2010, Ms. Lynch was a partner in the New York office of Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. Ms. Lynch also served as Special Counsel to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and conducted a special investigation into allegations of witness tampering and false testimony at the tribunal.

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Areas of Practice 1) General Practice
Law School Harvard Law School, (J.D.1984)
Education Harvard College (A.B. 1981)
Most recent firm U.S. Department of Justice
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