Deputy Attorney General and Acting Attorney General
Filip was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on March 3, 2008, and he was sworn in as Deputy Attorney General on March 10, 2008. Filip was asked to assume the position of Acting Attorney General by then President-elect Obama. Filip led the Department while President Obama's nominee, then Attorney-General Designate Eric Holder, awaited confirmation by the United States Senate. Holder was confirmed on February 2, 2009, and sworn in the next day thus ending Filip's tenure as the Acting Attorney General.
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