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Obama to name Lerner to Special Counsel

By Jolie Lee
Federal News Radio

President Obama announced his intent to nominate Carolyn Lerner to the Office of Special Counsel, according to a statement Wednesday from the White House.

Lerner is a founding partner of Heller, Huron, Chertkof, Lerner, Simon & Salzman, a Washington, D.C. law firm that focuses on civil rights and employment matters.

Before entering private practice, she served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Julian Abele Cook, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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Lerner has a law degree from New York University School of Law.

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The president also said he intends to appoint Timothy Broas to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center of Scholars. Broas is a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP.