Attorney General Eric Holder appointed U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Sally Quillian Yates to serve as vice chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys (AGAC) on Monday, Jan. 7.
He also appointed U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta E. Lynch as chair. Both appointments became effective Jan. 1, 2013.
“I’m confident that U.S. Attorneys Lynch and Yates have the expertise and dedication to lead this critical group in a challenging time, as we work to fulfill the department’s commitment to protecting the American people,” said Holder. “I’m deeply grateful for their service and leadership – and look forward to continuing to work closely with all 94 of our United States Attorneys.”
Yates was appointed to the AGAC in May 2010 and has served on several subcommittees including Civil Rights, White Collar Fraud, and Criminal Practice and Law Enforcement Coordination/Victim/Community Issues.
The AGAC was created in 1973 to serve as the voice of the U.S. Attorneys and to advise the attorney general on policy, management and operational issues impacting the offices of the U.S. Attorneys.