September 25, 2014

US Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is expected to announce his resignation today from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he has served since 2009 as the country’s first African American attorney general, according to NPR reports.

Holder has previously said that he did not plan to serve the entirety of President Barack Obama’s second term but will remain at his post until a successor is named.  According to NPR  Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. could replace Holder.

Verrilli, 57, joined the DOJ in early 2009 from Jenner & Block as associate deputy attorney general, supervising civil litigation, and in 2010 went to the White House counsel’s office, serving as deputy counsel until being appointed as SG in 2011.