Loretta E. Lynch

by Justin Cates
Loretta E. Lynch
Partner & Former U.S. Attorney General
Paul, Weiss

Loretta E. Lynch the former U.S. Attorney General, is a Partner in the Paul, Weiss Litigation Department.

Lynch’s legal career has included both private law practice and public service, including three presidential appointments. She served as the U.S. Attorney General, appointed by President Barack Obama, and she has twice been appointed U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Today, in private practice, Lynch is consistently called upon as a trusted mediator and fact finder. She handles sensitive investigations matters and high-profile litigation defense for some of the world’s largest companies. N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James retained her as special adviser in her investigation of NYPD officers’ conduct during Black Lives Matter protests. As Co-chair of a bipartisan National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice, Lynch helped spearhead an independent panel assessing the pandemic’s impact on the justice system, which resulted in several policy recommendations to better balance public health and public safety. In 2021, The American Lawyer named Lynch a Distinguished Leader, and the New York State Bar Association awarded her the 2021 Robert L. Haig Award for distinguished public service.

Lynch received her J.D. and her B.A. in American Literature from Harvard University.

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