THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ROBERT RABEN AS ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT
The President today announced his intent to nominate Robert Raben as Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice.
Mr. Robert Raben, of Miami, Florida, has served as the Democratic Counsel to the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property of the House Committee on the Judiciary since 1997. From 1995-1997, he served as the Committee's Democratic Counsel for the Subcommittee on the Constitution. Since 1993, Mr. Raben also served as Counsel to Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA). From 1990-1993, he was an associate with the firm of Arnold and Porter. Mr. Raben has also been an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University School of Law since 1992, and served as an instructor at the University of Miami School of Law and as a clerk to Justice James L. Robertson of the Supreme Court of Mississippi. Mr. Raben received a B.S.E. degree from the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law.
The Office of Legislative Affairs of the Department of Justice is responsible for overseeing the Attorney General's legislative initiatives. The Office responds to Congressional inquiries, coordinates activity concerning Congressional oversight of the Department, and participates in the Senate confirmation process for federal judges and Department nominees, such as Assistant Attorneys General and U.S. Attorneys.