Monty Wilkinson, who until recently was Deputy Chief of Staff and counselor to Attorney General Eric Holder, is now Principal Deputy Director and Chief of Staff to H. Marshall Jarrett, director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys.
Wilkinson took over the position from Terry Derden on Aug. 8.
In his new post, Wilkinson will coordinate matters concerning the appointment and orientation of new U.S. Attorneys.
His other duties will include overseeing EOUSA operations and U.S. Attorney offices, including allocation of resources; serving as a department-wide liaison developing joint initiatives and formulating and implementing policy; and serving as acting director in Jarrett’s absence.
Wilkinson is one of the Attorney General’s oldest and most trusted associates, having previously clerked for Holder from 1989 to 1990, when Holder was a D.C. Superior Court judge. Wilkinson also served as Holder’s special counsel when Holder was U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia in the mid 1990s during the Clinton administration, following him to Main Justice in 1997 for a year, when Holder was Deputy Attorney General.
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