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Loretta Lynch at John Jay: WATCH President Obama’s Nominee for U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and President Obama’s pick for U.S. Attorney General, delivered important keynote addresses at two signature John Jay College events. In 2013, Ms. Lynch was the keynote speaker at the Eighth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America. In her speech, she discussed the many challenging criminal justice issues of the day focusing on an anti-violence strategy that emphasizes prevention, prosecution and reentry. In addition, Ms. Lynch served as the guest speaker at the 2012 Lloyd George Sealy Lecture co-sponsored by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and John Jay. The annual lecture is named in memory of Lloyd George Sealy, a distinguished member of the John Jay College faculty, who was the first African-American Assistant Chief Inspector and Commander of the Brooklyn North Patrol Service Area for the New York City Police Department. 

According to the U.S. Department of Justice website, Ms. Lynch “returned to the Office she previously led as United States Attorney from 1999 to 2001 under President William J. Clinton. She oversees all federal criminal and civil investigations and cases in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Ms. Lynch has expanded the office’s leading national security practice into the area of cyber security, and has also made community outreach a priority. Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Ms. Lynch to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee in 2010, naming her Chair of the Committee in 2013. She also sits on the Department of Justice’s Diversity Council.”