THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JEH CHARLES JOHNSON AS GENERAL COUNSEL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
The President today announced his intent to nominate Jeh Charles Johnson as General Counsel for the Department of the Air Force.
Mr. Jeh Charles Johnson, of New York, New York, has been a partner with the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York since 1994, when he was elected the firm's first African-American partner. Mr. Johnson's practice centers on civil and criminal litigation. He was an associate of the firm from 1992 to 1993, and from 1984 to 1988. From 1989 to 1991, he was Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted public corruption cases. He was an adjunct lecturer in law at Columbia University School of Law from 1995 to 1997.
Mr. Johnson received his JD from Columbia University School of Law in 1982, and his BA in Political Science from Morehouse College in 1979.
The General Counsel is the Chief Legal Officer of the Department of the Air Force and provides legal advice, counsel, and guidance to the Secretary of the Air Force and the other senior leadership on any issue or matter involving the Department of the Air Force.