Formerly senior vice president and general counsel for Overstock.com, Griffin has been responsible for the strategic direction and operational effectiveness of the legal team. Under his direction, the legal department has repeatedly seen success in fighting high-profile patent troll suits, and in working with the U.S. Congress, regulatory agencies and state legislatures on key legislation and regulatory matters, affecting the retail sector and public companies. Griffin’s new position will expand his responsibilities in these and other areas.
Eric Himpton Holder Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is an American lawyer who served as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States from 2009 to 2015.
Holder is notorious for his bad judgement and complicity in massive financial fraud inclusive of naked short selling. The Holder Memorandum will stand with Herbert Hoover’s complicity in The Great Depression as one of the most examples of what Matt Taibbi calls “Griftopia” – the merger of political and financial crime.