Loretta Lynch Salary, Early Life, Education, Career, Controversies and Personal Life

Published Date   15th Aug. 2017, 07:23 am
Loretta Lynch Salary, Early Life, Education, Career, Controversies and Personal Life
Quick Info
Birth Name: Loretta Elizabeth Lynch
Date of Birth: 21/05/1959
Age: 61 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $1.7 million

American attorney Loretta Lynch salary and recognition grew as she became 83rd Attorney General of the United States in 2015.


Born in 1959, Loretta Lynch has served for the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. She served in the position under the administration of both the presidents, Bill Clinton (1999-2001) and Barack Obama (2010-2015). The Harvard Law School graduate, Lynch looked after federal prosecutions in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island. Afterwards, Loretta Lynch salary rose as she served as the Attorney General of the United States succeeding Eric Holder.

Early Life and Education

Loretta Elizabeth Lynch was born on May 21, 1959 in Greensboro, North Carolina to a school librarian mother and a Baptist minister father. Her early day interests were watching court proceedings with her father in the courthouse of Durham. Lynch went to Harvard College where she earned Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature in 1981. She furthered her study in Harvard Law School from where she earned Juris Doctor in 1984. During her days in Harvard Law School, she was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Moreover, she was the member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and Xi Tau chapter of Sorority.

Professional Career Highlights

Loretta Lynch salary started to rise as she got her first legal job in Cahill Gordon & Reindel. She worked as a litigation associate there. However, she later worked as a drug and violent-crime prosecutor in the US Attorney’s office in 1990. Then, she went to work as the chief of the Long Island from 1994 to 1998. During this time, she worked on cases like political corruption involving the government of Brookhaven, New York. Later, she served as chief assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District from 1998 to 1999.

Due to her diligence in work, she caught the attention of President Bill Clinton. Therefore, he nominated Lynch to serve as the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1999. During this term, Loretta Lynch salary and responsibilities increased. She looked after prosecution of New York City police officers in Abner Louima case.

A couple of years later, Loretta Lynch salary increased as she partnered at Hogan & Hartson leaving US Attorney in 2001. Lynch served as the board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 to 2005. She worked in Hogan & Hartson until 2010.

US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York

In 2010, President Obama nominated her to serve as the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Taking over the position and responsibility, she actively partook in the cases like murder of Eric Garner in 2014. Similarly, her office prosecuted Republican congressman Michael Grim and Democratic politicians Pedro Espada Jr. and William Boyland, Jr. Moreover, her office investigated Citigroup for mortgage securities who had violated Bank Secretary Act.

Loretta Lynch salary and fame rose as she supervised the investigation of FIFA officials from the early stage. Roger Bennett and Michael Davies awarded her 3rd annual Golden Blazer for her work in 2015 FIFA corruption case. In December 2015, Robert Capers became the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York succeeding Lynch.

Attorney General of the United States

In 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Lynch for the position of Attorney General of the US. This position, confirmed in February 2015, rose Loretta Lynch salary and reputation. Following the confirmation, Lynch became the first African-American woman to hold the office. After her appointment, Lynch announced suspected shooter Dylann Roof would be charged with hate crime. Additionally, she announced the Justice Department would seek death penalty for Roof the following year.

In 2015, she announced that the Justice Department would be investigating the Chicago Police Department regarding civil rights violation in case of Laquan McDonald. After the death of Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice, the White House considered Lynch to replace him. However, she asked the White House to withdraw her from the consideration.

In 2016, Lynch made multiple appearances in television in the case of 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. She stated that edited manuscript of shooter Omar Mateen and FBI negotiators would be released. Furthermore, she even travelled to Orlando to meet the survivors and pursue further investigation.


In 2016, former President Bill Clinton and Lynch met privately abroad at Lynch’s Justice Department jet. However, the private meeting went public as ABC 15 Phoenix reporter Christopher Sign flashed the story of their meeting.

The following year, FBI Jams Comey testified that Lynch had instructed him not to refer Clinton email scandal as “investigation” but as a “matter”. In June 2017, Senate Judiciary Committee launched investigation to know if Lynch tried to interfere the Hillary Clinton email investigation. A couple of months later, it was verified that Lynch was receiving mails addressed to AG Lynch to the account under name Elizabeth Carlise.

Personal Life, Salary and Net Worth

Loretta Lynch married Stephen Hargrove in 2007. Hargrove has two children from his previous marriage.

Loretta Lynch has a net worth of $1.7 million which gives a fair idea of her high salary. Loretta Lynch salary rose because of her brilliance in work as attorney. Her uprising career has also made Loretta Lynch one of the most powerful women of the world.

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