The Justice Department's deputy attorney general, James Cole, announced the appointment today of two front-office lawyers, naming Stuart Goldberg as his chief of staff and Lisa Monaco as the principal associate deputy attorney general.
Monaco, a former federal prosecutor who served on the Enron Task Force, had been serving as acting principal associate deputy attorney general since 2010. She was chief of staff to FBI Director Robert Mueller III before joining the deputy attorney general’s office.
Goldberg has served since 2005 as the first assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland. Goldberg supervised more than 85 federal prosecutors. Goldberg began his career at DOJ as a trial attorney in the department’s Public Integrity Section in 1988. Before government service, Goldberg was a civil litigator at New York-based Roger & Wells, which merged with Clifford Chance in 2000.
“Lisa and Stuart are veteran career prosecutors who have served the department in a number of capacities over the years and I am grateful that they will continue their service in the Deputy Attorney General's office,” Cole said in a formal statement this afternoon. Cole said Monaco and Goldberg have “unrivaled commitment” to the department and will be “key assets” in protecting Americans and in ensuring the fairness of financial markets.