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Attorney General Holder Announces H. Marshall Jarrett to Retire from Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys; Monty Wilkinson Named as Successor

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the retirement of H. Marshall Jarrett, Director for the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) as well as the appointment of Monty Wilkinson as the new Director for EOUSA. 
Prior to his appointment as Director for EOUSA in 2009, Jarrett served as Counsel for the Office of Professional Responsibility, as an Associate Deputy Attorney General, and as Deputy Chief of the Public Integrity Section of the Department of Justice. In addition, he served as Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and as Criminal Chief and First Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia.

“For 39 years, Marshall has distinguished himself in the Department as an exceptional public servant and a principled leader. To me, personally, he has been a trusted mentor and a good friend,” said Attorney General Holder. “In the face of daunting staff and resource constraints, Marshall’s calm and steady leadership was exactly what EOUSA and the U.S. Attorney community needed over these past several years.  His extraordinary contributions have left an indelible mark on the Department and the country will be forever grateful for his service.”

Wilkinson, whose appointment as Director for EOUSA will become effective on March 31, has held many significant executive-level positions in the Department. He most recently served as the Principal Deputy Director and Chief of Staff for EOUSA.  Before arriving at EOUSA, he served as Counselor and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Attorney General and as an Associate Deputy Attorney General.

“Monty is a tremendous asset to the Department, and I am grateful he has agreed to take on this enormous responsibility,” said Attorney General Holder. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with him and the U.S. Attorneys as we continue our critical mission to provide justice for the American people.”

Updated September 15, 2014

Press Release Number: 14-322