THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARY ANNE SULLIVAN AS GENERAL COUNSEL, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Mary Anne Sullivan as General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Ms. Sullivan, of Washington, D.C., is the Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Civilian and Defense Nuclear Programs and the lead program counsel to the Department's Offices of Environmental Management, Defense Programs, Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Environment, Safety and Health, Nuclear Energy, Non-proliferation and National Security, and Worker Transition. In this capacity she oversees the legal representation provided to those programs under their organic laws. Prior to joining the Administration, Ms. Sullivan was a Partner with Hogan and Hartson law firm where her practice focused on regulatory litigation with an emphasis on the energy industry. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Fordham University and her J.D. from Yale University.
The General Counsel is responsible for all of the legal services within the Department, except for those within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The General Counsel is the chief law officer of the Department and legal advisor to the Secretary and other principal staff within the Department. In addition to providing assistance in developing and executing Department programs and policies, the General Counsel's office is responsible for preparing legislation and legislative comments and performing and coordinating Departmental litigation. This position is also responsible for giving advice on the development of projects and agreements for international cooperation, managing the Department's patent program and ensuring consistency of Departmental regulations governing the various energy sectors.