Office of the Pardon Attorney

Office of the Pardon Attorney

Meet the Director

Meet the Pardon Attorney

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Pardon Attorney

Elizabeth G. Oyer was appointed to the position of Pardon Attorney by Attorney General Merrick Garland on April 10, 2022.  Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Ms. Oyer served as Senior Litigation Counsel for the Office of the Federal Public Defender in the District of Maryland from 2012 to 2022.  Prior to that, she served as an Associate and then a Partner in the Trial and Appellate Litigation group at Mayer Brown LLP from 2005 to 2012.  She received her JD from Harvard Law School in June 2004.

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13,935 Commutation of Sentence
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17,399 Total Pending Cases

Last updated May 13, 2022

Timeline: Clemency 2022 and beyond

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Please Note: This office will delete emails that contain JPG files, weblinks or urls, downloadable files from file sharing platforms such as GoogleDrive and DropBox, zipped files, and images of files taken on a smart phone. In order to ensure the safety of our electronic filing system, we also will not access files in unknown file formats, so if you have sent an email with any or all of the above issues, your email has been deleted without being reviewed. Please resubmit your transmission as a consolidated PDF attachment. If the file is too voluminous to transmit in one email, you may break it up in multiple email transmissions or send it by U.S. Postal Service.  We accept physical mail at: Office of the Pardon Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20530.  Sending mail to our physical address at 145 N Street NE, Washington, DC 20530 is also allowed, but please be aware that all physical mail is rerouted to DOJ headquarters so that it can be scanned for toxins and other harmful elements prior to being handled by our staff.

Presidential Clemency Action during the Biden Administration

Final clemency decisions by President Joseph R. Biden will be listed within 1-3 business days after the decision is made, and a copy of the signed presidential clemency warrant will be available for download on our website.  After clemency decisions are made, we will also update our website with detailed information regarding the offense, district of conviction, and sentence for those who are granted clemency.  Feel free to visit that page at Clemency Recipients.

  1. 4/25/2022 (1) Commutation granted
  2. 4/26/2022 (75) Commutations and (3) Pardons granted

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April 26, 2022
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Elizabeth G. Oyer
Pardon Attorney


Rosalind Sargent-Burns
Deputy Pardon Attorney


William Taylor II
Executive Officer


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U.S. Department of Justice

Office of the Pardon Attorney

950 Pennsylvania Avenue - RFK Main Justice Building
Washington, DC 20530


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Phone: 202-616-6070