Department of Justice

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530

Phone, 202-514-2000. Internet, www.usdoj.gov.

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Eric Holder

Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden

Chief of Staff Kevin A. Ohlson

Associate Attorney General Thomas J. Perrelli

Senior Counsel, Office of Dispute Resolution Joanna M. Jacobs, Acting

Solicitor General Elena Kagan

Inspector General Glenn A. Fine

Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal David Barron, Acting

Counsel

Assistant Attorney General, Office of Faith Burton, Acting

Legislative Affairs

Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Kevin Jones, Acting

Policy

Assistant Attorney General for Administration, Lee Loftus

Justice Management Division

Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division Christine A. Varney

Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division D. Anthony West

Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Loretta King, Acting

Division

Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer

Assistant Attorney General, National Security David Kris

Division

Assistant Attorney General, Environment and John Cruden, Acting

Natural Resources Division

Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division John DiCicco, Acting

Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Laurie Robinson, Programs Acting

Director, Office of Public Affairs Matthew Miller

Director, Office of Information and Privacy Melanie Ann Pustay

Director, Office of Intergovernmental and Public (vacancy)

Liaison

Director, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys H. Marshall Jarrett

Director, Bureau of Prisons Harley G. Lappin

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation Robert S. Mueller III

Director, United States Marshals Service John F. Clark

Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Kenneth E. Melson, and Explosives Acting

Director, Executive Office for Immigration Thomas G. Snow, Acting

Review

Director, Executive Office for United States Clifford J. White III

Trustees

Director, Community Relations Service Ondray T. Harris

Director, Community Oriented Policing Services Timothy Quinn, Acting

Director, Office on Violence Against Women Catherine Pierce, Acting

Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration Michele Leonhart, Acting

Chairman, United States Parole Commission Edward F. Reilly, Jr.

Chairman, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission Mauricio J. Tamargo

Chief, INTERPOL-U.S. National Central Bureau Martin Renkiewicz

Counsel, Office of Professional Responsibility Mary Patrice Brown, Acting

Director, Professional Responsibility Advisory Jerri U. Dunston

Office

Pardon Attorney Ronald L. Rodgers

Director, National Drug Intelligence Center Michael F. Walther

Trustee, Office of the Federal Detention Trustee Stacia Hylton

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The Department of Justice serves as counsel for its citizens. It represents them in enforcing the law in the public interest. Through its thousands of lawyers, investigators, and agents, the Department plays the key role in protection against criminals and subversion, ensuring healthy business competition, safeguarding the consumer, and enforcing drug, immigration, and naturalization laws.

The Department of Justice was established by act of June 22, 1870 (28 U.S.C. 501, 503, 509 note), with the Attorney General as its head. The affairs and activities of the Department of Justice are generally directed by the Attorney General.

Attorney General The Attorney General represents the United States in legal matters generally and gives advice and opinions to the President and to the heads of the executive departments of the Government when so requested. The Attorney General appears in person to represent the Government before the U.S. Supreme Court in cases of exceptional gravity or importance.

Community Relations Service The Service offers assistance to communities in resolving disputes relating to race, color, or national origin and facilitates the development of viable agreements as alternatives to coercion, violence, or litigation. It also assists and supports communities in developing local mechanisms as proactive measures to prevent or reduce racial/ethnic tensions.

For further information, contact any regional office or the Director, Community Relations Service, Department of Justice, Suite 2000, 600 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202-305-2935.

Regional Offices--Community Relations Service

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Address Director Phone/FTS

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Atlanta, GA (75 Piedmont Ave. NE., 30303)...... Thomas Battles................................. 404-331-6883

Boston, MA (Suite 222, 308 Atlantic Ave., Frank Amoroso.................................. 617-424-5715

02201).

Chicago, IL (230 S. Dearborn Ave., 60604)...... Jesse Taylor................................... 312-353-4391

Dallas, TX (1420 W. Mockingbird Ln., 75247).... Carmelita Freeman.............................. 214-655-8175

Denver, CO (1244 Speer Blvd., 80204-3584)...... Philip Arreola................................. 303-844-2973

Kansas City, MO (1100 Main St., 64105-2112).... Pascal Marquez................................. 816-426-7434

Los Angeles, CA (888 S. Figuera St., 90017).... Ron Wakabayashi................................ 213-894-2941

New York, NY (26 Federal Plz., 10278).......... Reinaldo Rivera................................ 212-264-0700

Philadelphia, PA (2d & Chestnut Sts., 19106)... (vacancy)...................................... 215-597-2344

Seattle, WA (915 2d Ave., 98101)............... Rosa Melendez.................................. 206-220-6700

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Pardon Attorney The Office of the Pardon Attorney assists the President in the exercise of his pardon power under the Constitution. Generally, all requests for pardon or other forms of executive clemency, including commutation of

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sentences, are directed to the Pardon Attorney for investigation and review. The Pardon Attorney prepares the Department's recommendation to the President for final disposition of each application.

For further information, contact the Office of the Pardon Attorney, Department of Justice, Suite 1100, 1425 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202-616-6070. Internet, www.usdoj.gov/pardon.

Solicitor General The Office of the Solicitor General represents the U.S. Government in cases before the Supreme Court. It decides what cases the Government should ask the Supreme Court to review and what position the Government should take in cases before the Court. It also supervises the preparation of the Government's Supreme Court briefs and other legal documents and the conduct of the oral arguments in the Court. The Solicitor General also decides whether the United States should appeal in all cases it loses before the lower courts.

For further information, contact the Executive Officer, Office of the Solicitor General, Room 5142, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., RFK Justice Building (Main), Washington, DC 20530-0001.

U.S. Attorneys The Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys was created on April 6, 1953, to provide liaison between the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, and the U.S. attorneys. Its mission is to provide general executive assistance to the 94 offices of the U.S. attorneys and to coordinate the relationship between the U.S. attorneys and the organization components of the Department of Justice and other Federal agencies.

For further information, contact the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, Room 2261, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202-514-1020. Internet, www.usdoj.gov/

usao/eousa.

U.S. Trustee Program The Program was established by the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 (11 U.S.C. 101 et seq.) as a pilot effort in 10 regions encompassing 18 Federal judicial districts to promote the efficiency and protect the integrity of the bankruptcy system by identifying and helping to investigate bankruptcy fraud and abuse. It now operates nationwide except in Alabama and North Carolina. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (11 U.S.C. 101 note) significantly expanded the Program's responsibilities and provided additional tools to combat bankruptcy fraud and abuse. The Executive Office for U.S. Trustees provides day-to-day policy and legal direction, coordination, and control.

For further information, contact the Executive Office for U.S. Trustees, Department of Justice, Suite 8000, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20530. Phone, 202-307-1391. Internet, www.usdoj.gov/ust.

Divisions

Antitrust Division

The Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division is responsible for promoting and maintaining competitive markets by enforcing the

Federal antitrust laws. This involves investigating possible antitrust violations, conducting grand jury proceedings, reviewing proposed mergers and acquisitions, preparing and trying antitrust cases, prosecuting appeals, and negotiating and enforcing final judgments. The Division prosecutes serious and willful violations of antitrust laws by filing criminal suits that can lead to large fines and jail sentences. Where criminal prosecution is not appropriate, the Division seeks a court order forbidding future violations of the law and requiring steps by the defendant to remedy the anticompetitive effects of past violations.

The Division also is responsible for acting as an advocate of competition within the Federal Government as well as internationally. This involves formal appearances in Federal administrative agency proceedings, development of

legislative initiatives to promote deregulation and eliminate unjustifiable exemptions from the antitrust laws, and participation on executive branch policy...

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