Eric Holder served as U.S. Attorney General from February 2009 to April 2015, the third longest serving AG in U.S. history and the first African American to hold that office. He is an internationally recognized leader across a broad range of regulatory enforcement, criminal justice, and national security issues. In 2014, Time magazine named him to its list of 100 Most Influential People. Eric, who was a partner at Covington & Burling from 2001 to 2009, rejoined the firm after working in the Obama Administration. He has served in government for more than thirty years, having been appointed to various positions requiring U.S. Senate confirmation by Presidents Obama, Clinton and Reagan. Eric received his BA from Columbia College in 1973 and his JD from Columbia Law School in 1976.