Attorney General Jeff Sessions selected Jessie K. Liu, U.S. attorney for the District, as one of nine U.S. attorneys to sit on an advisory panel, the Justice Department announced Monday.

Liu, who was confirmed by the Senate in September as the District's top prosecutor, and her colleagues on the two-year committee will advise Sessions on policies and procedures affecting the offices of U.S. attorneys across the nation, on issues such as violent crime, the opioid epidemic, national criminal organizations and U.S. border control.

The advisory panel was the first group picked to work with the Justice Department under the Trump administration.

Other U.S. attorneys named to the panel are Richard Moore of the Southern District of Alabama, John W. Huber of Utah, Justin E. Herdman of the Northern District of Ohio, Robert Higdon of the Eastern District of North Carolina, Trent Shores of the Northern District of Oklahoma, Joshua Minkler of the Southern District of Indiana, Jeff Jensen of the Eastern District of Missouri and Bryan Schroder of Alaska.

Jessie K. Liu at a National Asian Pacific American Bar Association event in 2013. (André Chung/for The Washington Post)