Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The lawyers who may run America

From the next issue of ABA Journal:
ABA JournalIt's the guessing game that has Washington, D.C., buzzing: Which lawyers will be appointed to senior government positions by the next president?

According to dozens of interviews with people who know the candidates well, the following attorneys are favorites to join the next administration. We've matched each to the job for which they are most often mentioned.


Blogger Elizabeth Weeks Leonard said...

See also NYT picks for health care policy advisors:

"Both candidates are surrounded by advisers with extensive backgrounds in health economics, many of whom could be in line for administration jobs.

For Mr. McCain, there are Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director; Stephen T. Parente of the University of Minnesota; Thomas P. Miller of the American Enterprise Institute; Gail Wilensky, a health adviser to the first President Bush; Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute; and Mr. Khosla, a former Congressional aide.

Mr. Obama receives advice from Mr. Cutler, David Blumenthal and Jeffrey Liebman, all of Harvard; Stuart Altman of Brandeis; Austan Goolsby of the University of Chicago; Jeanne M. Lambrew of the University of Texas; three campaign aides, Heather Higginbottom, Jason Furman and Neera Tanden; and a Senate office staff member, Dora Hughes. Campaign insiders suspect that if Mr. Obama is elected, a significant health-related position may go to Tom Daschle, the former Senate majority leader and an early Obama endorser who recently published a book on the subject with help from Ms. Lambrew."


10/22/2008 10:02 AM  

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