WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 08:  Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is introduced by U.S. President Barack Obama as his nominee to replace Eric Holder during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House November 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. Lynch has recently been the top U.S. prosecutor in Brooklyn, and would be the first African American woman to hold the position of Attorney General if confirmed.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Loretta Lynch


Loretta Elizabeth Lynch is currently the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and has been since 2010. Prior to this, she held the position from 1999 to 2001. Within her position, she oversees federal prosecutions in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Long Island. In November 2014, President Barack Obama nominated her to succeed Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States.  (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)