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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Statement on Planned Departure of Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart F. Delery

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch released the following statement Tuesday on the departure, effective April 14, of Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart F. Delery:

“For over seven years – since the very first day of the Obama Administration – Stuart Delery has been an indispensable source of wisdom, leadership and inspiration at the Department of Justice, working relentlessly to make the ideals of equal opportunity and equal justice a reality for all.  He has proven himself a superlative lawyer and a dynamic force for progress, both within the department and far beyond it.  Stuart was involved in many of the department’s most consequential cases and programs, and he invariably brought both skill and passion to a wide range of critical issues. 

“Across all of his efforts – from launching the department’s Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative, to implementing the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in United States v. Windsor, to leading unprecedented actions to address financial fraud and consumer safety – Stuart has been dedicated, above all, to making a meaningful difference in the lives of Americans who need our help and deserve our attention.  We can all take pride in the many ways he has helped to make this country more fair, more equal and more just.  I am grateful for his distinguished record of service, and I wish him the very best in the next steps of his already illustrious career.”

Updated April 5, 2016

Press Release Number: 16-406