Sally Quillian Yates, U.S. Attorney for the North District of Georgia, was appointed to serve as vice chair of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced the appointment of Yates and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta E. Lynch as chair of the committee, with the appointment effective Jan. 1.
The committee serves 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.
“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 Attorney General 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.”
U.S. Attorney 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.