THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 26, 1993
SUSAN ESSERMAN TO BE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
The President announced his intention today to nominate Washington, DC lawyer Susan Esserman to be the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration.
"Susan Esserman is an expert in international trade policy, who has been widely recognized as one of the leaders in that field," said the President. "I am pleased that she has agreed to serve at the Commerce Department.
Esserman is a partner in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, where she has worked since 1978. Her practice has focused on international trade. In addition, Esserman has been the Editorin -Chief of International Law News, an American Bar Association publication, and Chair of the D.C. Bar International Law Section. From 1989-91, she served on the United States-Canada Binational Panel, a position she was appointed to by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Before joining Steptoe & Johnson, Esserman was a judicial clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Gasch, and a legal intern at the Center for Law and Social Policy. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
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