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                       Office of the Press Secretary
                           (Copenhagen, Denmark)
For Immediate Release                                    July 11, 1997

                         PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES
                             THOMAS E. SCOTT
                        AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Thomas E. Scott to be the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

Thomas E. Scott, of Miami, Florida, served as a United States District Court judge in Miami from 1985-1990. He is currently a partner with the law firm of Davis, Scott, Weber & Edwards in Miami, Florida, where he handles a variety of cases including complex commercial litigation and personal injury negligence matters. In his former associations with private law firms, Scott gained extensive trial, appellate, and settlement experience in diverse legal areas including product liability, antitrust, public corruption, white collar crime, fraud, and wrongful death. He has held adjunct professor positions at the University of Miami and St. Thomas University law schools. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Judicial Bar, and the Community Liaison Committee, and serves as chairman of the United States District Court Grievance Committee. In addition to serving on various local bar association committees, Mr. Scott helped to create the Volunteer Lawyers Project, a pioneer program designed to provide legal assistance to the poor in the Miami community. Mr. Scott received a B.A. degree and a J.D. degree from the University of Miami, and a LL.M. degree from the University of Virginia.

United States Attorneys are the chief federal prosecutors and law enforcement officers for the 94 federal judicial districts. They have principal responsibility for the prosecution of federal matters in their district.