US President Joe Biden on Monday announced the nominations of three people for leading positions in the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Anne Milgram was nominated for the position of Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration at the DOJ. Milgram was New York’s Attorney General from 2007-2010. She has led investigations into many issues including human trafficking, narcotics trafficking, street gangs, and securities fraud. She served as a federal prosecutor in the DOJ, where she became Special Litigation Counsel for the prosecution of human trafficking crimes. She is currently a professor at New York University School of Law, as well as Special Counsel to Lowenstein Sandler LLP and a member of the board of Covenant House International.
Kenneth Polite was nominated for the position of Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Division at the DOJ. Polite is currently a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, but he served as the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana during the Obama administration. He has also served as the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York. In his nominated position as the head of the criminal division, he will lead some highly sensitive criminal investigations.
Christopher Schroeder was nominated for the position of Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel at the DOJ. He is an emeritus professor of law and of public policy studies. He has served as Chief Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as deputy and acting assistant attorney general in the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel. From 2010-2013, he served as assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Policy. As part of his nominated position, Schroeder will provide legal interpretations to the executive branch.
In total, Biden announced his intent to nominate 11 of his administration members to lead national security and law enforcement roles. All of these nominees require Senate confirmation before they assume their nominated roles.