Appointee Directory

Elisabeth Cook -- Department of Justice
Assistant Attorney General (Legal Policy)

Elisebeth Cook joined the Department of Justice in March 2005 in the Office of Legal Policy. As Assistant Attorney General, she manages the development of civil and criminal policy initiatives, the creation of departmental regulations, and the Department's role in the confirmation of the President's judicial nominees. Prior to assuming this position, she served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy, with a particular focus on judicial nominations and issues related to the war on terrorism. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mrs. Cook was a litigator with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, where she did both trial and appellate litigation with a specialty in constitutional law. She clerked for the Honorable Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of the Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Mrs. Cook received her J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School, where she was Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and received her B.A. with honors from the University of Chicago.

Elisabeth Cook