Loretta Lynch Fast Facts


U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Here is a look at the life of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.

Personal: Birth date: May 21, 1959

Birth place: Greensboro, North Carolina

Birth name: Loretta Elizabeth Lynch

Father: Lorenzo Lynch, Baptist minister

Mother: Lorine (Harris) Lynch, school librarian

Marriage: Stephen Hargrove (2007-present)

Education: Harvard College, A.B., 1981; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1984

Other Facts: If confirmed, Lynch will be the first black female attorney general in U.S. history.

Served as a board member for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Timeline: 1984-1990 – Litigation associate at New York law firm Cahill, Gordon & Reindel.

March 1990 – Becomes a trial prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York. The Eastern District includes Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.

1994-1998 – Serves as chief of the Long Island office.

March 1998 – Becomes chief assistant to U.S. Attorney Zachary W. Carter.

1999 – Lynch serves on the trial team that prosecutes and convicts New York City police officers for violating the civil rights of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.

1999-2001 – Appointed by President Bill Clinton, serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

January 2002 – Joins Hogan & Hartson LLP as a partner.

2005 – Serves as special counsel to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

January 20, 2010 – Nominated by President Barack Obama to be the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, the job she previously held from 1999 to 2001.

April 22, 2010 – Lynch is unanimously confirmed by the Senate. She takes office on May 3, 2010.

May 2010 – Is appointed to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys (AGAC).

September 7, 2011 – Becomes vice chair of AGAC.

January 2013 – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appoints Lynch the chair of AGAC.

April 2014 – Lynch’s office indicts Congressman Michael Grimm (R-New York) for fraud.

November 8, 2014 – Obama nominates Lynch to be the next U.S. Attorney General.

December 3, 2014 – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces that the Justice Department will lead a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner in New York. Lynch will lead the investigation.

January 28-29, 2015 – Lynch’s confirmation hearing for the U.S. Attorney General position is held.

February 26, 2015 – The Senate Judiciary Committee approves Lynch as the next attorney general. The full Senate is expected to vote in March.

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