Biden Nominates Damian Williams to Serve as US Attorney for the Southern District of New York

President Joe Biden announced his pick to serve as U.S. Attorney for Manhattan in a statement released on Tuesday. Damian Williams, 40, would be the first black man to serve in the high-profile position in the Southern District of New York (SDNY). He is currently serving as Chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force at the SDNY, where he has been working since 2012. Part of his role is to supervise over 20 senior prosecutors and represent the district at public events, as well as managing relationships with other enforcement agencies. Seven other nominees for the top federal law enforcement position in other states and districts were also made public, with two more nominated for New York State positions. “President Biden is announcing eight new nominees to serve as U.S. Attorneys across the country, officials who will be indispensable to upholding the rule of law as the top federal …

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