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Monday, August 24, 2009
B. Todd Jones to Chair Attorney General’s Advisory Committee

Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota B. Todd Jones to chair the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC) of U.S. Attorneys. Jones served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota from 1998-2001 and has previously served as a member, vice chair and chair of the AGAC (1999-2001).

"U.S. Attorney Jones is a dynamic leader who will bring a wealth of expertise to the Committee as we work together to further the Department’s efforts to preserve our nation’s national security, reduce crime, preserve our environment, protect the rights of each and every one of us, and bring fairness back into the marketplace," Attorney General Holder said.

H. Marshall Jarrett, Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, added that, "Todd Jones is a seasoned prosecutor whose vision and guidance will be invaluable to the Committee in leading this distinguished group of United States Attorneys."

Jones was confirmed as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota on Aug. 7, 2009. Prior to his appointment, Jones served as a partner with Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi (2001-2009); partner with Greene Espel, PLLP (2001; 1994-997); presidentially-appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota (1998-2001); First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota (1997-1998); and Assistant U.S. Attorney (1992-1994). Jones is a graduate of University of Minnesota Law School.

The AGAC, created in 1973, provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General on a wide array of policy, management and operational issues affecting U.S. Attorneys Offices throughout the country. It also represents the voice of U.S. Attorneys in the decision-making process at the Department.

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