THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES THOMAS J. UMBERG AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SUPPLY REDUCTION AT THE OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Thomas J. Umberg to serve as Deputy Director for Supply Reduction at the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Thomas J. Umberg, of California, is currently a litigation partner with the California law firm of Morrison & Foerster. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Umberg served in the California State Assembly, where he focused on criminal justice and environmental matters. From 1991 to 1995, he was a member of the California Council on Criminal Justice. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Umberg served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California, where he prosecuted narcotics cases, white collar criminal matters, and civil rights cases. Mr. Umberg served in the United States Army as a military prosecutor, and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. Mr. Umberg received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1977 and earned his J.D. in 1980 from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
The principal mission of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is to assist the President in creating and implementing a national strategy for stemming the illegal importation of controlled dangerous substances into the United States, reducing the demand for illicit drugs, and assisting state and local agencies in enforcing all controlled substance laws. The Deputy Director for Supply Reduction is primarily responsible for combating the importation of illegal controlled substances into the United States.