Office of Legal Policy

Office of Legal Policy

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Meet the Director

Meet the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General

Elana Tyrangiel is the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy. She joined OLP in 2009, and has served in a number of roles since then, including Chief of Staff, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Principal Deputy.


The mission of the Office of Legal Policy is to develop and implement the Department's significant policy initiatives, handle special projects that implicate the interests of multiple Department components, coordinate with other interested Department components and other Executive Branch agencies, and serve as the primary policy advisor to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General; it also reviews and coordinates all regulations promulgated by the Department and all of its components, assists the Attorney General with responsibilities in recommending candidates for federal judgeships, and coordinates the judicial nomination and confirmation process with the White House and the Senate.

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Elana Tyrangiel
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General


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