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Name / Title Date Resigned New Job Replacement / Comments
Wan Kim / Assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division Aug. 31 Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel No replacement yet. / Kim has been questioned about conduct that occurred within his former division, largely under his predecessor Bradley Schlozman.
Bradley Schlozman / Associate counsel to the director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys Aug. 17 Unknown No replacement yet. / Schlozman was an official in the Civil Rights Division from 2003 to 2006, including a five-month stint running the division. Schlozman bragged about hiring Republican buddies and “good Americans.” He later became interim U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri, but was replaced in April.
Paul McNulty / Deputy attorney general Aug. 3 Baker & McKenzie Replaced by Craig Morford. / McNulty left amid accusations that he had misled Congress to believe the White House had not played a significant role in the U.S. attorney firings.
Rachel Brand / Assistant attorney general for legal policy July 9 Unknown Replaced by Brett Gerry. / When she resigned, Gonzales said her knowledge of legal policy was “rivaled only by her passion” for the work she did.
Richard Hertling / Acting assistant attorney general for legislative affairs July 6 Fred Thompson campaign Replaced by Brian Benczkowski. / Hertling now works for former Republican Sen. Fred Thompson, who is expected to announce his candidacy for president Sept. 6.
Eileen O’Connor / Assistant attorney general for the Tax Division June 29 Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Replaced by Richard Morrison. / In a release, Pillsbury’s firmwide tax practice leader called her “one of the most highly respected federal tax attorneys in the country.”
William Mercer / Acting associate attorney general June 22 U.S. attorney for the District of Montana Replaced by Gregory Katsas. / Mercer said he withdrew his nomination for associate attorney general because he thought it was unlikely that action would be taken on it anytime soon, if ever.
Michael Elston / Chief of staff to the deputy attorney general June 15 Unknown No replacement yet. / Elston was the only one of the group of senior officials most involved with the firings with significant trial experience.
Monica Goodling / Senior counsel and White House liaison to the attorney general April 6 Unknown Replaced by Eric Holland. / Goodling infamously admitted she “crossed the line” by weighing political loyalties of job candidates when making hiring decisions.
D. Kyle Sampson / Chief of staff to the attorney general March 12 Unknown Replaced by Kevin O’Connor. / Sampson put together the list of U.S. attorneys to be fired.
Michael Battle / Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys March 5 Fulbright & Jaworski Replaced by Kenneth Melson. / Battle was the one who actually phoned the U.S. attorneys to tell them they were fired.

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