Obama Picks DOJ Official For Economic Adviser Post

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 7:26 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama announced Wednesday his plan to nominate Carl Shapiro — an economic official at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division — to join the Council of Economic Advisers, which advises the president on domestic and international economic policy.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Shapiro would abandon his post as deputy assistant attorney general for economics at the Antitrust Division to fill the void left by councilwoman Cecilia Rouse, who plans to return to Princeton University, according to a statement Wednesday from the...
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