THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES BETH NOLAN AS ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL IN THE OFFICE OF LEGAL COUNSEL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Beth Nolan as the Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice.
Beth Nolan of Irvington, New York, started her legal career at the Office of Legal Counsel as Attorney-Adviser from 1981-1985, after clerking for the Honorable Collins J. Seitz, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She has also served as Associate Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School since 1985, where she has taught Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility and Ethics, Regulation of Government Ethics, and Jurisprudence. Ms. Nolan served as Associate Counsel to the President from 1993-1995, and has been Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel since 1996. She received a B.A. degree from Scripps College and J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Law Journal.
The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) is charged with assisting the Attorney General in carrying out the statutory responsibility of furnishing legal advice to the President and the heads of the executive departments. The Office is also responsible for providing legal advice to all divisions and components of the Department, reviewing all proposed Executive Orders, and rendering opinions to the Attorney General and White House on a variety of issues.