U.S. Attorney in Atlanta named vice chair of DOJ advisory group
4:19 pm, January 7th, 2013
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed Sally Quillian Yates, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, as vice chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys.
Yates will serve with Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of New York, who was named as the committee chair.
“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,” Holder said. “I’m deeply grateful for their service and their leadership.”
Yates has been a member of the advisory committee since May 2012 and has served on several subcommittees, including civil rights, white collar fraud, criminal practice and law enforcement coordination/victim/community issues.
“I am very honored to be asked by Attorney General Holder to serve as Vice-Chair of his Advisory Committee,” Yates said. “I am looking forward to working with him and with my fellow U. S. Attorneys from across the country to fulfill our commitment to justice.”
The committee was created in 1973 as a way for the nation’s U.S. attorneys to advise the attorney general on policy, management and operational issues in their offices.