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Loretta Lynch (Chair)

Loretta Lynch

Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Former U.S. Attorney General
Chair, Women's Justice Commission; Co-Chair, National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice

Loretta E. Lynch, the former United States Attorney General, is a partner in the Paul, Weiss Litigation Department. Lynch advises clients on government and internal investigations and on high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters. Lynch’s legal career has included both private law practice and public service, including three presidential appointments. Appointed by President Barack Obama, Lynch served as the U.S. Attorney General from 2015 to 2017. During her tenure, Lynch oversaw more than 100,000 employees across numerous agencies and offices, including the 93 U.S. Attorneys; major investigative agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the U.S. Marshals Service; the Bureau of Prisons; the National Security Division; and the Office of the Solicitor General. Lynch has been named one of Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation.” Additionally, she has been recognized by Chambers in the Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York) category. Lynch received her J.D. and her B.A. in American Literature from Harvard University.