Published on: Friday, May 28, 2021

President Joe Biden's nominee to run the justice department’s Criminal Division, Kenneth Polite, drew broad bipartisan support at a Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday (article available here).

Kenneth Polite, 45, served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 2007 to 2010, and as the U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Louisiana from September 2013 to March 2017. After his run as New Orleans’ top federal prosecutor ended, Polite served as chief compliance officer for Entergy New Orleans and more recently as an attorney at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP, in Philadelphia.

Polite said his priorities would include "combating cyber threats, COVID relief fraud, and exploitation of our nation's most vulnerable populations."