Cole Joins DOJ As Deputy AG Over Senate Objections

Law360, New York (January 3, 2011, 8:25 PM EST) -- In a recess appointment by President Barack Obama, former Bryan Cave LLP partner James Cole was sworn in as deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, just a few days after Senate Republicans blocked his confirmation.

Cole's was one of six appointments made by the president last week to fill key posts in the administration. His nomination was stalled after accusations that he shielded some of American International Group Inc.’s transactions from regulatory oversight when he served as the company's court-appointed monitor...
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