Articles in ‘Government Service’

Sri Srinivasan

November 8, 2013 | Issue 89

In 2002, a 34-year-old attorney in the solicitor general’s office stood before the Supreme Court, preparing to argue what he anticipated would be a close case on the death penalty. “I was understandably quite nervous,” says Sri Srinivasan about his first case before the Court.

William J. Baer Appointed Assistant Attorney General for the 
Antitrust Division

June 7, 2013 | Issue 88

William J. Baer, JD ’75, joined the Obama administration in January after confirmation of his appointment to the U.S. Department of Justice as assistant attorney general for the antitrust division. “Bill is a highly skilled and well-respected antitrust lawyer who understands the importance of promoting competition in order for consumers [...]

Grundfest Appointed to New SEC Committee; Grundfest and Siciliano Named to NACD 
Directorship 100

June 11, 2012 | Issue 86

Joseph A. Grundfest, JD ’78, W. A. Franke Professor of Law and Business and senior faculty member of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, has been appointed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee. Grundfest is a former commissioner of the SEC [...]

Q&A: Legal Matters

October 28, 2011 | Issue 85

These are busy days for Representative Xavier Becerra, JD ’84 (BA ’80). Media appearances, phone conferences
 with constituents, interviews with his alumni magazine. 
Sure, the life of a public official is always hectic, and
 Becerra is dedicated to the job of serving the people of the 
31st District of Los Angeles, something he has done since he
was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1992.

Cuéllar Appointed to Education Commission

May 31, 2011 | Issue 84

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar (MA ’96, PhD ’00), professor of law and the Deane F. Johnson Faculty Scholar, was appointed to the Department of Education’s Equality and Excellence Commission to examine school finance, its impact on educational opportunity, and the potential for improvement of equity and achievement through federal policies. Cuéllar’s scholarship [...]

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

May 31, 2011 | Issue 84

In this profile, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe ’89 (MA ’89) shares her insights on international human rights, democratic movements in the Middle East, the challenges of working in the United Nations, her path to a career as an ambassador, and more.