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.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.