Breon Peace, who began his career as a prosecutor under the U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn two decades ago, is now running the office, one of the busiest in the nation.
Appointed by President Joe Biden and sworn in Friday, Peace becomes the third Black lawyer to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, which comprises Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. He has been employed on and and off since 1996 by the law firm Cleary Gottlieb, where he specialized in white-collar criminal defense.
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