Virginia A. Seitz was confirmed as Assistant Attorney General by the U.S. Senate on June 30, 2011.
Ms. Seitz was a partner in the Supreme Court and Appellate practice of Sidley Austin LLP from January 1998 to June 2011. Before that, she was a partner and associate at Bredhoff & Kaiser. From 1995 to 2000, after appointment by the Majority and Minority leaders of the Congress, she served as a member of the inaugural Board of Directors of the Congressional Office of Compliance. She clerked for the Honorable William J. Brennan, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1986 to 1987 and for the Honorable Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1985 to 1986. Ms. Seitz graduated first in her class from Buffalo Law School in 1985 and summa cum laude from Duke University in 1978. She was also a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford in 1980.
Caroline Diane Krass was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General on February 8, 2011.
Ms. Krass recently served as Special Counsel to the President for National Security Affairs and Deputy Legal Adviser at the National Security Council from January 2009 through December 2010. Before that, she served for nine years in the Office of Legal Counsel, first as an Attorney Adviser and later as Senior Counsel. She served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the National Security Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia from 2007 to 2008 and as Deputy Legal Adviser at the National Security Council from 1999-2000. Earlier in her career, she served as the Special Assistant to the General Counsel at the Department of the Treasury and as an Attorney Adviser at the Department of State. She clerked for Judge Patricia M. Wald on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Ms. Krass received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in 1989 and her JD from Yale Law School in 1993.
Updated: August 2011