Co-Chair, Board of Trustees
Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General
Yates is a career federal prosecutor whose early work included serving as lead lawyer in the trial of Eric Rudolph, the man convicted in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing, and high-profile public corruption cases. In 2010, President Obama made Yates the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. In 2015, she became Deputy Attorney General, overseeing the Justice Department’s prosecutorial, litigation, and national security components as well as all U.S. Attorneys’ offices and DOJ law enforcement agencies.