Wednesday, March 21, 2:00–3:30 PM
PLA is excited to welcome Sally Yates as our Opening Session speaker!
Sally Yates served as Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Obama administration from January 2015 through January 2017, and then briefly as Acting Attorney General.
As Deputy Attorney General, she was responsible for overseeing all facets of the Department’s work, including prosecutorial, litigating, and national security components and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. She also had oversight of the DOJ’s four law enforcement agencies: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and Marshals Service. In addition to managing the day-to-day operation of the Department, during her tenure, Yates spearheaded changes at the DOJ focused on criminal justice reform, including prison reform; ensuring individual accountability or corporate wrongdoing; and utilizing prosecutorial resources in a focused manner to build safer communities.
Prior to her time as Deputy Attorney General, she served as United States Attorney in Atlanta, where she had previously been an Assistant United States Attorney. During her time in Atlanta, she prosecuted a wide variety of white collar and public corruption matters and was the lead prosecutor in the case against Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph.
Prior to her service in the U. S. Attorney’s office, she practiced commercial litigation at King & Spalding.
PLA thanks OCLC for its support of this event.