New York attorneys this week praised the recommendations announced by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, for the next leaders of three of the state’s U.S. attorney’s offices, with the selection of Damian Williams, chief of the securities and commodities fraud task force for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York, as the next U.S. attorney in that district garnering particular attention.

Williams, if he is nominated by the White House and confirmed by the Senate, would be the first Black attorney to lead the prominent office.