THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) _______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 20, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES F. AMANDA DEBUSK AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EXPORT ENFORCEMENT AT DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate F. Amanda DeBusk as Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the United States Department of Commerce.
Ms. DeBusk, of Potomac, Maryland, is currently a partner in the international trade department of the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers, LLP where she has worked for the past eleven years. Ms. DeBusk handles a variety of issues within the international arena. She has extensive experience with antidumping, countervailing duty, escape clause investigations and obtaining export licenses. Ms. DeBusk was an associate at Surrey & Morse from 1984 to 1986 and an associate at Preston, Thorgrimson, Ellis & Holman from 1981 to 1984. She has represented clients in matters involving GATT, the World Trade Organization, NAFTA and Steel Voluntary Restraint Agreements. Ms. DeBusk has practiced before the Department of Commerce, the United States International Trade Commission and other agencies. She also has served on the Investment and Services Policy Advisory Committee. She received a B.A. from the University of Richmond and a J.D. from Harvard University.
The Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement investigates breaches of United States export laws, analyzes export intelligence to monitor diversion risks, and administers and enforces the antiboycott provision of the Export Administration Act.