On September 3, the DOJ announced that Associate Attorney General Tony West will depart the agency on September 15, 2014. The announcement came a year after Mr. West was confirmed for the position, though he held the position in an “acting” capacity since March 2012. As Associate Attorney General, Mr. West has advised and assisted the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General in formulating and implementing departmental policies and programs related to a broad range of issues, including civil litigation, federal and local law enforcement, and public safety. Prior to March 2012, Mr. West served as the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division – the largest litigating division at the DOJ – where he emphasized the Civil Division’s authority to bring civil and criminal actions to enforce the nation’s consumer protection laws, and served in various positions on the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.