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Obama Picks Sidley Partner To Head OLC

Law360 (January 5, 2011, 7:56 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday tapped a Sidley Austin LLP partner to serve as assistant attorney general for the U.S. Office of Legal Counsel, more than eight months after Congress failed to confirm his first pick for the post.

Obama nominated Virginia Seitz, a Washington attorney who has specialized in appellate litigation in circuit courts and the U.S. Supreme Court, to the position, in which she’ll advise the president and executive agencies on legal matters.

The White House hailed Seitz’s two decades of experience as a...
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