THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOSEPH ONEK AS A MEMBER OF D.C. JUDICIAL NOMINATION COMMISSION
The President today appointed Joseph N. Onek as a member of the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission.
Mr. Onek is a partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Crowell & Moring. Previously, he was a partner at Onek, Klein & Farr, an appellate litigation firm. He served as Deputy Counsel to President Carter from 1979 to 1980 and as Associate Director for Health of the Domestic Policy Staff of the White House from 1977 to 1979. He also served as Staff Attorney and Director of the Center for Law and Social Policy from 1971 to 1976.
Mr. Onek is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale University Law School. He was a law clerk to Judge David L. Bazelon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and to Justice William J. Brennan. He and his wife, Margot Onek, currently live in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Onek will succeed Michael Madigan.