President Trump to Nominate SEC Chair Clayton as U.S. Attorney for SDNY
Attorney General William P. Barr announced that President Donald J. Trump will nominate SEC Chair Jay Clayton as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York ("SDNY"). The nomination would be subject to Senate confirmation.
Until Saturday, June 20, 2020, Geoffrey S. Berman was the U.S. Attorney for SDNY. Mr. Berman's Deputy U.S. Attorney, Audrey Strauss, is now the Acting U.S. Attorney.
Both U.S. Senators from New York expressed opposition to the nomination of SEC Chair Clayton (see here and here), and Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham stated that the committee would not move forward with the nominating hearing without the support of the home state senators.