WASHINGTON—The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) welcomed President Barack Obama’s announcement today of his intent to nominate Loretta Lynch as Attorney General.
“We are delighted and congratulate Loretta on her nomination,” said Elizabeth G. Taylor, NHeLP executive director. “Loretta is a strong leader and outstanding attorney with a wealth of demonstrated expertise defending civil rights. She has a passion for public service that we have no doubt she will bring to the office of Attorney General.”
Lynch currently serves as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York where she oversees all federal criminal and civil investigations and cases in Brooklyn, Staten Island, along with Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Lynch has been practicing law for over twenty years and began her career in the Eastern District. She previously served as the U.S. Attorney during the Clinton administration for the same district. Lynch chairs the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, a group of U.S. Attorneys who help guide the Justice Department’s work and provide advice and counsel to the Attorney General on policy, management and operational issues.