THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID L. GOLDWYN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate David L. Goldwyn as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the Department of Energy.
Mr. David L. Goldwyn, of Washington, D.C., currently serves as Counselor to the Secretary of Energy. From 1997 to 1998, he served as Senior Advisor/Counsel to Ambassador Bill Richardson, the U.S. Representative to the United Nations. Prior to his U.N. service, Mr. Goldwyn was Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs at the State Department from 1993-1997, and Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs from 1992-1993. From 1991-1992, he served as an Attorney-Advisor in the State Department's Office of the Legal Advisor. Mr. Goldwyn was an Associate with New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison from 1986 to 1991, where he was a member of the international practice committee. He has also worked as a consultant on Latin America for the Ford Foundation and as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution.
Mr. Goldwyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University, a Master of Public Administration degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a Juris Doctorate degree from New York University School of Law.
The Assistant Secretary for International Affairs is the principal advisor to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary on all international policy issues. The Assistant Secretary has primary responsibility for the formulation and development of international energy policy and leads the Department's bilateral and multilateral cooperation, investment, and trade activities with other nations and international organizations.