Meet Loretta E. Lynch
By Stephanie Woodrow | February 12, 2010 3:31 pm

Loretta Lynch (Hogan & Hartson)

Loretta Lynch (Hogan & Hartson)

Loretta E. Lynch (Harvard College, Harvard Law School) is nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She would replace Roslynn R. Mauskopf, who served as the district’s head prosecutor from 2002 to 2007. Mauskopf resigned after President Bush nominated her to a judgeship in the district. The district’s current interim U.S. Attorney is Benton J. Campbell.

Her vitals:

  • Born in Greensboro, N.C., in 1959.
  • Has been a partner at Hogan & Hartson LLP in New York since January 2002.
  • Worked in the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York from 1990-2001. She was U.S. Attorney from June 1999 to May 2001, Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney from May 1998 to May 1999,  Deputy Chief and Chief of the Long Island Division from September 1993  to April 1998, Chief of Intake & Arraignments and Deputy Chief of General Crimes from September 1992 to August 1993 and an Assistant U.S. Attorney from March 1990 to May 1999.
  • Was an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law during the fall 2000 semester.
  • Was a partner at Ujamaa Investment Group from October 1994  to January 1998.
  • Worked as a litigation associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York from September 1984 to February 1990.
  • Has tried 13 cases to verdict, including one at Cahill Gordon and 12 at the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Click here for her full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.

UPDATE: On her Senate Judiciary financial disclosure she reported assets of $1,456,900 mostly in securities and liabilities of $287,000 for a net worth of $1,169,900.

On her Office of Government Ethics financial disclosure  Lynch reported her law partnership income of $686,000 for 2008 and most of 2009.

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