President Barack Obama has nominated Acting Associate Attorney General Stuart Delery to permanently serve in the Justice Department’s third-ranking post. He must still be confirmed by the Senate.

Delery, who previously served as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, assumed the role of acting Associate Attorney General in September. In that role, he and his team lead mortgage fraud cases, consumer fraud matters, civil rights investigations, among many other cases.

“Stuart has proven himself to be an outstanding attorney, an extraordinarily dedicated public servant, and an indispensable part of our senior leadership team,” said Attorney General Eric Holder in a statement. “I am confident that, should he be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Stuart will continue to build on the record of progress he has already established.”