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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release June 12, 1997
              PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RAYMOND C. FISHER AS 
        ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY GENERAL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The President today announced his intent to nominate Raymond C. Fisher to serve as Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice.

Raymond C. Fisher of Los Angeles, California, is the founding partner of the Los Angeles office of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, a business law firm headquartered in San Francisco. He specializes in complex business litigation and alternative dispute resolution, with emphasis on securities, antitrust, intellectual property, contract, and constitutional litigation. Prior to Mr. Fisher's joining Heller Ehrman in March 1988, he practiced with the firm of Tuttle and Taylor. Additionally, Mr. Fisher currently serves as President of the five member Los Angeles Police Commission, and was Deputy General Counsel for the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department, the Christopher Commission, in 1991. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation, and is a member of the American Law Institute and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He serves on the board of the Brennan Center of Justice and the Constitutional Rights Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational foundation for youth, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles from 1993-1996.

Mr. Fisher received a B.A. degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an LL.B. degree from Stanford Law School, where he was president of the Stanford Law Review. Following law school, Mr. Fisher served as a law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan.

The Associate Attorney General is the number three position at the Department of Justice, and, along with the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General, form the team that manages the 106,000 Department of Justice employees across the country.

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