Lawyers Fill Key Spots On Obama Transition Team

Law360, New York (November 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Perhaps not surprisingly for a Harvard Law School graduate and former constitutional law professor, President-elect Obama has selected a large number of lawyers to join his transition team.

Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser and the co-chairman of his transition team, is perhaps the most prominent lawyer on the list and is also a possibility for a Cabinet post.

Jarrett holds a degree from the University of Michigan Law School and worked briefly as a commercial real estate lawyer before departing to work for the mayor of...
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