The recently confirmed U.S. Attorney for South Dakota will chair the American Indian issues subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys, the Justice Department announced last week.
Brendan Johnson, who was confirmed Oct. 15, will advise Attorney General Eric Holder on Justice Department initiatives in tribal lands and legal issues affecting American Indians.
The Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys is a 17-member policy-making and advisory body that serves as the voice of the U.S. Attorneys at DOJ headquarters in Washington. Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones chairs the committee.