THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES ANDREW J. PINCUS AS GENERAL COUNSEL, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
The President today announced his intention to nominate Andrew J. Pincus for the position of General Counsel for the Department of Commerce.
Mr. Pincus of New York, New York, comes from the law firm of Mayer, Brown and Platt where he specialized in Appellate and Supreme Court litigation. Prior to his tenure at Mayer, Brown and Platt, Mr. Pincus served as Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States Department of Justice, from 1984 to 1988. Mr. Pincus holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale College and a law degree from the Columbia University School of Law.
Mr. Pincus will serve as the Department's chief law officer and legal adviser to the Secretary of Commerce, the Under Secretaries, the Assistant Secretaries and other officers of the Department. He will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the development of the Department's legislative program, as well as developing and articulating the views of the Department on pending legislation, and fulfilling the Department's legislative clearance responsibilities with other government agencies. In addition, as General Counsel, Mr. Pincus will oversee regulatory policy within the Department, and he will advise the Secretary of Commerce on any regulatory matters.