HLS alumni and faculty serve in Obama administration

obama_banner_aloneThis year, Harvard Law School alumni continued to make an impact in a variety of ways. Most notably, HLS alumni have filled the halls of the U.S. government since Barack Obama’s ’91 election as the 44th President of the United States in November 2008. In putting together his administration, Obama selected more than 70 HLS alumni and faculty who will assist him in crafting law and policy in areas as diverse as the economy, the environment, and the military.

Those named to top-level jobs in the Obama administration include:

Faculty

David Barron ’94 Principal deputy assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice

Jody L. Freeman LL.M. ’91 S.J.D. ’95 Counselor for energy and climate change, White House Office of Energy and Climate Change

Elena Kagan ’86 Solicitor general of the United States

Daniel J. Meltzer ’75 Principal deputy counsel to the president, Office of the White House Counsel

Dean Martha Minow Member of the board of advisors, Legal Services Corporation

Cass R. Sunstein ’78 Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget

Laurence Tribe ’66 President’s Commission on White House Fellows

Alumni

Preeta Bansal ’89 General counsel and senior policy adviser, Office of Management and Budget

Jeremy B. Bash ’98 Chief of staff for CIA Director Leon Panetta

Jacqueline A. Berrien ’86 Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Charles Blanchard ’85 General counsel, Department of the U.S. Air Force

Jason E. Bordoff ’04 Associate director for climate change at the Council on Environmental Quality

William Burke-White ’02 Office of Foreign Policy Planning, State Department

Cassandra Q. Butts ’91 Senior Advisor in the Office of the Chief Executive Officer at the Millennium Challenge Corporation

Nancy-Ann Min DeParle ’83 Director, White House Office for Health Reform

Norman L. Eisen ’91 Special counsel for ethics and government reform, Office of the White House Counsel

Chai R. Feldblum ’85 Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Michael Froman ’91 Deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs

Jocelyn Frye ‘88 Deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy and director of policy and projects for the first lady

Juan Garcia ’92 Assistant secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, in the Department of Defense

Julius Genachowski ’91 Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Ian H. Gershengorn ’93 Deputy assistant attorney general, Department of Justice

Daniel Gordon ’86 Administrator, Office of Federal Policy Procurement

Joshua Gotbaum ’78 head of U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Michael J. Gottlieb ’03 Associate counsel, Office of the White House Counsel

Danielle C. Gray ’03 Associate counsel, Office of the White House Counsel

William Gunn ’86 General counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale ’91 Deputy general counsel of the Department of Commerce’s Office of General Counsel

Scott Blake Harris ’76 General counsel, Department of Energy

Emily Hewitt ’78 Chief judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Ketanji Jackson ’96 Member, U.S. Sentencing Commission

Tim Kaine ’83 Chairman, Democratic National Committee

Helen Kanovsky ’76 General counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Juliette Kayyem ’95 Assistant secretary for intergovernmental programs, Department of Homeland Security

Ron Klain ’87 Chief of staff to the Vice President

Harold Hongju Koh ’80 Legal adviser, Department of State

David Kris ’91 Assistant attorney general, head of National Security Division, Department of Justice

Marisa Lago ’82 Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Markets and Development

Michael E. Leiter ’00 Director, National Counterterrorism Center

Stuart A. Levey ’89 Undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence

John Levi ’72 LL.M. ’73 Board member, Legal Services Corporation

Wilma Lewis ’81 Assistant secretary for Land and Mineral Management at the Department of the Interior

Chris Lu ’91 White House Cabinet secretary

Bruce E. MacDonald LL.M. ’92 Overseer of military commissions

Robert Malley ’90 Envoy to Egypt and Syria

Raymond Mabus ’76 Secretary, U.S. Navy

Demetrios Marantis ’93 Deputy U.S. trade representative

Tim Massad ’84 Chief counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program

Andrew McLaughlin ’94 Deputy chief technology officer for the Obama Administration

George Munoz ’77 President’s Commission on White House Fellows

Quentin Palfrey ’02 Associate general counsel of the Department of Commerce’s Office of General Counsel

Tom Perez ’87 Assistant attorney general, head of the Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice

Thomas Perrelli ’91 Associate attorney general, Department of Justice

Samantha Power ’99 Senior director for multilateral affairs, National Security Council

Stephen Preston ’83 General counsel Central Intelligence Agency

Blake Roberts ’06 Deputy associate counsel to the president, Office of the White House Counsel

Paul L. Oostburg Sanz ’99 General Counsel of the Navy

Edith Ramirez ’92 Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission

Paul Sarbanes ’60 President’s Commission on White House Fellows

Anne-Marie Slaughter ’85 Director of policy planning, State Department

Larry Strickling ’76 Assistant secretary for Communications and Information, Department of Commerce

Todd D. Stern ’77 Special envoy for climate change

Willard Tom ’79 General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission

Gloria Valencia-Weber ’86 Board member, Legal Services Corporation

Robert Verchick ’89 Deputy associate administrator, Environmental Protection Agency Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation

Solomon B. Watson IV ’76 General Counsel of the Army

Barry White ’67 Ambassador, Norway