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