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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 22, 1997
                      AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate David R. Andrews as Legal Adviser at the Department of State.

Mr. Andrews, of Mill Valley, California, began his legal career at the San Francisco law firm McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen as an Associate in 1971. Following this, he served as Legal Counsel and Special Assistant for Policy at the Environmental Protection Agency and then Principal Deputy General Counsel for the Department of Health and Human Services. He rejoined McCutchen and founded the firm's Environmental, Natural Resources and Land Use Group in 1981, which now numbers 52 lawyers. Mr. Andrews established and became Managing Partner of their Washington, DC office in 1985. He became Chairman of McCutchen's 300-attorney firm in 1991. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968, and a Law deg ree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) in 1971. While at Boalt, he was a member of the law review and a recipient of the Martin Luther King Scholarship. He has served on boards and advisory committees for numerous professional organizations, including the American Law Institute Advisory committee on Environmental Law and the National Institute of Dispute Resolution based in Washington, DC.

In his capacity as Legal Adviser, Mr. Andrews will serve as the principal adviser on all legal matters, domestic and international, to the Department of State, including the Foreign Service and diplomatic and consular posts abroad.