A Conversation with Attorney General Eric Holder
Speaker: Eric Holder
Date: January 23, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM
Tickets to this event are available by reservation only and this event is currently at full capacity. The event can be watched live from anywhere in the world via the live webstream which will be available on this page 15 minutes before the event begins.
This will be a wide ranging conversation with Attorney General Eric H. Holder about civil rights, mass incarceration, as well as national security and privacy concerns.
Eric H. Holder was sworn in as the 82nd attorney general of the United States on February 3, 2009 by Vice President Joe Biden. In 1997, Holder was named by President Clinton to be the deputy attorney general, the first African-American named to that post. Prior to that, he served as U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia. In 1988, Holder was nominated by President Reagan to become an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. While in law school, he clerked at the N.A.A.C.P. the Legal Defense Fund, and the Department of Justice's Criminal Division. Upon graduating, he moved to Washington and joined the Department of Justice as part of the Attorney General's Honors Program. He was assigned to the newly formed Public Integrity Section in 1976 and was tasked to investigate and prosecute official corruption on the local, state, and federal levels. Prior to becoming Attorney General, Holder was a litigation partner at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington.Coming soon: audio & video