Litigation clients of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP will be enthralled to know that Loretta Lynch, former Attorney General of the U.S., is now a partner at the firm in New York. Lynch’s extensive legal career covers both private and public sectors, including three presidential appointments. She will represent corporations, boards of directors and individual clients in federal and state government investigations, criminal prosecutions, and bet-the-company enforcement actions and litigations, as well as sensitive internal investigations.
Paul Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp stated, “With her extraordinary service at the Department of Justice, both in Washington and New York, Loretta will add even more depth and experience to our market-leading white-collar and regulatory practice.”
Lynch served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of New York in 1990 before rising in the ranks to serve as Deputy Chief in the General Crimes section from 1992 to 1993; Chief in the Long Island division from 1994 to 1998; and chief assistant to the U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of New York from 1998 to 1999. Lynch then served as U.S. Attorney EDNY under former President Bill Clinton from 1999 to 2001, and under former President Barack Obama from 2010 to 2015.
During her tenure, Lynch focused on cases such as narcotics, violent crimes, public corruption, major terrorism and civil rights. This included supervising the investigations into global banks in the mortgage securities market during the global financial crisis and the investigations into senior FIFA officials and sports marketing executives.
Lynch later served as the U.S. Attorney General from 2015 to 2017, overseeing numerous agencies, offices, and the Department of Justice’s litigating divisions, such as antitrust, civil rights and criminal. As a partner in the Paul Weiss litigation department, Lynch will contribute her expertise to anti-corruption, internal investigations, and the white-collar and regulatory defense practices.