|Sally Q. Yates|
|United States Deputy Attorney General|
January 10, 2015
|Preceded by||James Cole|
|United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia|
March 10, 2010 – January 10, 2015
|Preceded by||David Nahmias|
|Succeeded by||John Horn|
|Born||Sally Caroline Quillian
August 20, 1960
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Georgia|
Early Life and Education
Yates was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended the University of Georgia, receiving her B.A. degree in 1982. Her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, is from the University of Georgia Law School, awarded in 1986.
From 1985 to 1989, Yates practiced with King & Spalding, in Atlanta. From 1989 to 2015, she was with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia, rising from Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1994 to Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section, in 2002 to First Assistant U.S. Attorney, in 2004 to Acting U.S. Attorney, and in 2010 to U.S. Attorney. She was the lead prosecutor in the prosecution of Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph. During her time as a U.S. Attorney, Yates was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as Vice Chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee.
On May 13, 2015, the United States Senate voted 84-12 to confirm Yates as Deputy Attorney General of the United States.
- "Sally Yates, Pick for Loretta Lynch’s No. 2, Is Questioned". Wall Street Journal. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
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