Jeffrey A. Rosen

American attorney

Jeffrey Adam Rosen (born April 2, 1958)[1] is an American lawyer. Rosen was the Acting United States Attorney General from December 23, 2020 to January 20, 2021. He was the 38th United States Deputy Attorney General from May 22, 2019 until he became acting Attorney General. He was the 21st United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation from May 18, 2017 to May 21, 2019. He was a senior partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.

Jeff Rosen
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United States Attorney General
In office
December 23, 2020 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyRichard Donoghue (acting)
Preceded byWilliam Barr
Succeeded byMerrick Garland
38th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
May 22, 2019 – December 23, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byRod Rosenstein
Succeeded byLisa Monaco
21st United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation
In office
May 18, 2017 – May 21, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byVictor Mendez
Succeeded byPolly Trottenberg
General Counsel of the United States Department of Transportation
In office
December 2003 – June 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byKirk Van Tine
Succeeded byDavid Gribbin
Personal details
Jeffrey Adam Rosen

(1958-04-02) April 2, 1958 (age 64)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Kathleen Nichols
EducationNorthwestern University (BA)
Harvard University (JD)

On February 19, 2019, President Donald Trump announced his plans to nominate Rosen for United States Deputy Attorney General replacing Rod Rosenstein. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 16.[2]

On December 14, 2020, it was announced that Rosen would become acting Attorney General on December 23, when William Barr's resignation takes effect.[3][4]


  1. "PN102 - Nomination of Jeffrey A. Rosen to be Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 115th Congress (2017-2018)". March 29, 2017. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  2. Balsamo, Michael (February 19, 2019). "Trump nominates Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general". The Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on February 20, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  3. @realDonaldTrump (2020-12-14). "... Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, an outstanding person, will become Acting Attorney General" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. "William Barr To Step Down As Attorney General Before Christmas". Archived from the original on December 14, 2020. Retrieved December 14, 2020.