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Deputy Attorney General Recognizes Eastern District of New York Assistant U.S. Attorney at Director's Awards Ceremony

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York

Assistant United States Attorney Layaliza Soloveichik was among those recognized by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco and Director Monty Wilkinson of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), at the 38th Director’s Awards Ceremony today in Washington, D.C.  The EDNY was one of the districts represented at the ceremony, which was held in the Great Hall at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building.

Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said: “Congratulations to Layaliza for receiving a Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney.  Layaliza’s vision, skill, and tenacity as a litigator and supervisor on behalf of the United States have enhanced the stature of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and furthered the mission of the Department of Justice.”

EOUSA Director Wilkinson said: “The recipients we honor today have shown remarkable resilience and commitment to justice through challenging times, rising to the occasion with unwavering dedication to their mission. They have worked tirelessly to protect the rights of Americans and exemplify the very best in federal service.”

Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Soloveichik was recognized for her exemplary performance in leading the district’s demanding civil immigration and programmatic practices, which consist of more than 1,500 cases.  AUSA Soloveichik serves as Deputy Chief of the Civil Division in the Eastern District of New York and previously served as Chief of the Immigration Litigation Unit.  She has also successfully managed a host of emergency litigation and programmatic challenges in cutting-edge cases of national significance.  AUSA Soloveichik has also taken on leading roles in defending challenges to national policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as long-standing vaccine policies.

EOUSA provides oversight, general executive assistance, and direction to the 94 United States Attorneys’ offices around the country.  For more information on EOUSA and its mission, visit  For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, visit


John Marzulli
Danielle Blustein Hass
United States Attorney’s Office
(718) 254-6323

Updated May 3, 2023

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