THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID B. SANDALOW AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
The President today announced his intention to nominate David B. Sandalow as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs at the Department of State.
Mr. David B. Sandalow, of Washington, D.C., is Associate Director for the Global Environment, White House Council on Environment Quality and Senior Director for Environmental Affairs, National Security Council. In these positions, he helps advise the President and Vice President on a broad range of international environmental issues, including climate change, ozone depletion, biodiversity, oceans, trade and environment, forests, chemicals, regional environment issues and U.S. policy toward multilateral development banks. Prior to coming to the White House, Mr. Sandalow was with the Office of the General Counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency and in the private practice of law. He also served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Michigan Department of Commerce. Mr. Sandalow has served as a member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Environmental Law, co-chair of the American Bar Association's Annual Conference on Environmental Law and member of the Steering Committee of the District of Columbia Bar's Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources Law. He has been a volunteer election observer in the Philippines and instructor on election observing in Nepal.
A Michigan native, Mr. Sandalow received his B.A. in Philosophy from Yale College in 1978 and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982.
In his capacity as Assistant Secretary, Mr. Sandalow will direct, analyze and evaluate issues associated with international scientific, technological and environmental issues and will advise the Secretary of State on policy relevant to these areas.