THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID W. OGDEN AS ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE CIVIL DIVISION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
The President today announced his intent to nominate David W. Ogden as Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division at the Department of Justice.
Mr. David W. Ogden, of Arlington, Virginia, has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division since February 1999. He previously has served as Chief of Staff to Attorney General Reno, and as Counselor to the Attorney General from 1997-1998. From 1995-1997, he was Associate Deputy Attorney General. He was Deputy General Counsel and Legal Counsel at the Department of Defense from 1994-1995. From 1988-1994, he was a partner with the Washington firm of Jenner & Block. Mr. Ogden was a partner with firm of Ennis Friedman & Bersoff from 1986-1988, and from 1983-1986 was an associate with the firm. He served as a clerk to Associate Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun from 1982-1983 and as a clerk to the Honorable Abraham D. Sofaer, U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of New York, from 1981-1982. He was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center from 1992-1995.
Mr. Ogden received a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
The Civil Division at the Department of Justice represents the U.S. government, its departments and agencies, members of Congress, cabinet officers, and other federal employees. Its litigation reflects the diversity of government activities including the defense of challenges to Presidential actions, national security issues, benefit programs, energy policies, commercial issues, accident and liability claims, and violations of immigration and consumer protection laws.