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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 22, 1993


(Washington, DC) President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Patrick H. NeMoyer the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York and Mary Jo White the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

NeMoyer has been the Erie County (NY) Attorney since 1988, managing a staff of 20 attorneys and a $5.5 million annual budget. Previously he had been a clerk for New York State Supreme Court Justice James B. Kane, serving as Kane's Principal Law Clerk for the Administrative Judge for the Eigth Judicial District from 1979-87. He has also been involved a wide variety of civic and professional organizations, including the Erie County Task Force on Sexually Abusing Families, Erie County Task Force on Child Support Enforcement, Defense Research Institute, Research for Health In Erie County, Inc. and the Erie County Capital Projects Committee. NeMoyer holds an M.A. and J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a B.S. from the State University of New York at Binghampton. He is 40 years old, married, and has four daughters.

Mary Jo White, formerly the Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District, has been Acting U.S. Attorney on an interim basis since December. She joined the U.S. Attorney's office in 1990, previous to which she had been with a litigator with the New York firm of Devevoise & Plimpton. She had previously worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1978-81, and as a Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Marvin E. Frankel. She has been an active member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, serving on committees on the Judiciary, Ethics, Criminal Law, Public Law Offices, Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, and the Nominating Committee. In addition, she has taught courses in professional responsibility at Columbia Law School and been a lecturer and panelist at a number of professional conferences. White, 45, is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the Columbia University School of Law, and also holds an M.A. in Phsychology from the New School for Social Research. She is married and has one child.

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