This is Who Will Replace Rod Rosenstein at the Department of Justice

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Posted: Feb 20, 2019 10:00 AM
This is Who Will Replace Rod Rosenstein at the Department of Justice

It was announced yesterday Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will leave his position at the Department of Justice in March. Last night, President Trump announced the nomination of his replacement  after a recommendation from newly minted Attorney General Bill Barr. 

"Jeffrey Rosen is a distinguished lawyer who has served at the highest levels of government and the private sector. As an attorney, he has more than 35 years’ experience litigating complex matters in state and federal courts across the country, including as a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. He supervised more than 400 attorneys while serving as General Counsel at the Department of Transportation and also served as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Management and Budget," Barr released in a statement. "He currently serves as Deputy Secretary of Transportation, where he leads 50,000 employees.  His years of outstanding legal and management experience make him an excellent choice to succeed Deputy Attorney  General Rod Rosenstein, who has served the Department of Justice over many years with dedication and distinction.”  

Here is Rosen's bio, courtesy of the White House: 

Mr. Rosen currently serves as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Previously, Mr. Rosen was a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.  During his nearly 30 years at that firm, he held positions of Associate, Partner, Co-Head of the Washington, D.C., office, and member of Kirkland’s Global Executive Management Committee.  Mr. Rosen served as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for the White House Office of Management and Budget and as General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Additionally, he served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.  Mr. Rosen earned his B.A. in economics with Highest Distinction from Northwestern University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Rosenstein announced his departure from the Justice Department last fall and came under fire again this week for allegedly discussing how to remove President Trump through the 25th Amendment.

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Rosen will need to be confirmed by the Senate.