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Profile: Stuart Delery, Acting Associate Attorney General

Stuart Delery
Stuart Delery

Stuart Delery serves as the U.S. acting associate attorney general, with responsibility in helping the attorney general and the deputy attorney general to implement departmental policies and programs.

Delery leads the Justice Department‘s civil litigating and grant-making components, Office of Tribal Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Trustees, Office of Information Policy, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission and the Access to Justice Initiative.

He is also the government’s chief FOIA officer, vice chairman of the steering committee of the president’s financial fraud enforcement task force and previously served as co-chairman of various working groups within that task force.

The Senate confirmed Delery as assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s civil division on Aug. 1, 2013, with responsibility in national security, health and safety and financial fraud cases.

He joined the department as chief of staff and counselor to the deputy attorney general in January 2009 and became the associate deputy attorney general later.

Delery was previously a partner in WilmerHale’s Washington D.C. office, where he served on the litigation department and the appellate and supreme court litigation practice group, and as vice chair of the law firm’s securities department.

He is a graduate of Yale Law School and the University of Virginia.

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