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                     Office of the Press Secretary
                        (Palo Alto, California)
For Immediate Release                                        May 1, 1998
                     OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

President Clinton today nominated Neal E. Kravitz and Natalia Combs Greene to serve on the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Neal E. Kravitz, District of Columbia Superior Court

Neal E. Kravitz, of Washington, D.C., is a 1979 graduate of Yale College, and a 1983 graduate of the Harvard Law School. After completing law school, he clerked for the Honorable Henry A. Politz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Kravitz next worked as a staff attorney with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia from 1984 to 1990, and as the Executive Director of the state-wide public defender program in New Hampshire from 1990 to 1991.

From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Kravitz served as Special Investigative Counsel to the United States Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs. He subsequently worked as a staff attorney at the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs from 1993 to 1994. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Kravitz served as the Principal Deputy Minority Special Counsel to the United States Senate Select Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. He is currently Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, United States Department of Justice.

Natalia Combs Greene, District of Columbia Superior Court

Natalia Combs Greene, of Washington, D.C., is a 1976 graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a 1979 graduate of the Howard University School of Law. After completing law school, she worked as a staff attorney in the General Counsel's Office of the Federal Trade Commission from 1979 to 1981. From 1981 to 1987, Ms. Combs Greene served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

After a two year stint in private practice, from 1987 to 1989, she returned to public service, working as a Senior Counsel, Trial Attorney, in the Fraud Section of the United States Department of Justice from 1990 to 1994. She returned to the United States Attorney's Office for the Districtof Columbia in 1994, where she served as the Director of Training through early 1998, until recently being appointed to the position of Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney for D.C.