Emily Loeb, a leading partner at Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C., who was previously an Obama White House lawyer, is joining the U.S. Justice Department as a top aide to President Joe Biden’s pick for deputy attorney general, Lisa Monaco.

Loeb left the Obama administration in 2016 after nearly two years as an associate White House counsel and an earlier stint in the Justice Department, where she was a top aide in the civil rights division. Under the Trump administration, she founded Protect Democracy, a government accountability group that criticized former U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s leadership of the Justice Department and amplified calls for his resignation.

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