Underwood sworn in as Acting AG
Underwood toma juramento como fiscal general interina

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Underwood sworn in as Acting AG

Barbara D. Underwood was sworn in as New York’s acting Attorney General on Tuesday, after the shocking resignation of Eric Schneiderman following accusations of physical abuse against women.

She was sworn in by New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore during a ceremony in Albany.

Barbara D. Underwood (far right) was sworn in as New York’s acting Attorney General.

Barbara D. Underwood (far right) was sworn in as New York’s acting Attorney General.

Underwood had served as New York Solicitor General since January 2007.

“I am honored to serve the people of New York as acting Attorney General. The work of this office is critically important,” said Underwood. “Our office has never been stronger, and this extraordinarily talented, dedicated and tireless team of public servants will ensure that our work continues without interruption.”

The ceremony was held during a ceremony in Albany.

The ceremony was held during a ceremony in
Albany.

After The New Yorker published an article on Monday evening detailing accounts of abuse against four women, Schneiderman announced he would resign his post effective May 8.

He had served as Attorney General since 2010 and was up for re-election in November. The state legislature could choose to name a replacement prior to the election.

Prior to becoming Solicitor General, Underwood served as Counsel and as Chief Assistant to the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. From 1998 to 2001 she was the Acting Solicitor General and Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States.

She has held executive positions in the Queens and Brooklyn District Attorneys’ Offices, and served as a trial attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. She has argued 20 cases in the United States Supreme Court, as well as many cases in the state and federal courts of appeals.

Underwood was a law clerk to Chief Judge David L. Bazelon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court.

She received a B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she graduated first in her class.

Underwood toma juramento como fiscal general interina

Underwood had served as New York Solicitor General since January 2007.

Underwood había servido como abogada
general de Nueva York desde enero de 2007.

Bárbara D. Underwood tomó juramento para el cargo de fiscal general interina de Nueva York el martes, después de la impactante renuncia de Eric Schneiderman luego de acusaciones de abuso físico contra mujeres.

Ella fue juramentada por la jueza jefe de Nueva York, Janet DiFiore, durante una ceremonia en Albany.

Underwood ha fungido como abogada general de Nueva York desde enero de 2007.

“Me siento honrada de servir al pueblo de Nueva York como fiscal general interina. El trabajo de esta oficina es de importancia crítica”, dijo Underwood. “Nuestra oficina nunca ha sido más fuerte, y este equipo extraordinariamente talentoso, dedicado e incansable de servidores públicos garantizará que nuestra labor continúe sin interrupción”.

Después de que The New Yorker publicara un artículo el lunes por la tarde detallando recuentos de abuso contra cuatro mujeres, Schneiderman anunció que dimitiría su cargo a partir del 8 de mayo.

Se había desempeñado como fiscal general desde 2010 y se iba a reelegir en noviembre. La legislatura estatal podría elegir nombrar un reemplazo antes de la elección.

The ceremony was held during a ceremony in Albany.

La ceremonia se llevó a cabo en Albany.

Antes de convertirse en fiscal general, Underwood se desempeñó como abogada y como asistente principal del fiscal de los Estados Unidos para el distrito este de Nueva York. De 1998 a 2001 fue procuradora general interina y procuradora general adjunta de los Estados Unidos.

Ha ocupado cargos ejecutivos en las fiscalías de distrito de Queens y Brooklyn, y se desempeñó como abogada litigante en la oficina del fiscal de distrito de Manhattan. Ella ha argumentado 20 casos en la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, así como muchos casos en los tribunales de apelaciones estatales y federales.

Underwood fue asistente legal del juez jefe David L. Bazelon del Tribunal de Apelaciones de los Estados Unidos para el Circuito D.C. y del juez Thurgood Marshall del Tribunal Supremo de los Estados Unidos.

Ella obtuvo una licenciatura de la Universidad de Harvard y un J.D. del Centro de Derecho de la Universidad Georgetown, de donde se graduó como primera de su clase.