THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES K. ROBINSON AS ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE CRIMINAL DIVISION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
The President today announced his intent to nominate James K. Robinson to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice.
Mr. James K. Robinson, of Detroit, Michigan, is currently Dean and Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School, a position he has held since 1993. From 1981 to 1993, he was a partner and chair of the litigation department at Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohen, a Detroit law firm, where he specialized in complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense work. From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Robinson served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, overseeing a wide variety of criminal and civil litigation, including narcotics, fraud, white collar crime, and official corruption cases. Previously, he was associated with two Detroit law firms and taught at the Detroit College of Law and Wayne State University Law School. Mr. Robinson was President of the Michigan State Bar from 1990 to 1991. From 1983 to 1984, he chaired the Governor's Commission on the Future of Higher Education in Michigan. Mr. Robinson has written extensively on criminal and civil law for a variety of publications.
Mr. Robinson received a B.A. degree from Michigan State University and a J.D. degree from Wayne State University Law School.
The Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division at the Department of Justice serves the public interest through the development and enforcement of criminal statutes in a vigorous and effective manner. The Criminal Division's major functions are to formulate criminal law enforcement policies, conduct criminal investigations, and supervise the application of sensitive law enforcement techniques.