Loretta E. Lynch

Loretta E. Lynch

Former Attorney General of the United States
Term expired January 20, 2017

Loretta E. Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States on April 27, 2015, by Vice President Joe Biden. 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. 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. She also served as Special Counsel to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Ms. Lynch received her A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College in 1981. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1984. (Designee – Christopher M. Piehota)

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