THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES NEAL S. WOLIN AS GENERAL COUNSEL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY The President today announced his intent to nominate Neal S.
Wolin to serve as General Counsel at the Department of the Treasury.
Mr. Neal S. Wolin, of Evanston, Illinois, has served since April 1995 as Deputy General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury. In that role, he supervises the day-to-day activities of the Department's Legal Division including counsel at Main Treasury and its 12 operating bureaus, and provides legal advice and counsel to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and other senior officials of the Department. In 1999, the President appointed Mr. Wolin to be a Member of the President's Advisory Committee on Holocaust Assets in the United States. Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Mr. Wolin served in the White House as the Executive Assistant to National Security Advisor Anthony Lake and the Deputy National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger.
Mr. Wolin received a B.A. degree in history summa cum laude from Yale College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After college, he studied at Balliol College at the University of Oxford as a Charles and Julia Henry Fellow, earning a Master of Science degree in Development Economics. He received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Teaching Fellow in Constitutional Law.
The General Counsel is the senior legal and policy advisor to the Secretary and other senior departmental officials. The responsibilities of the General Counsel include consideration of legal problems related to broad policy aspects of management of the public debt, administration of the Internal Revenue Service and tariff laws, international cooperation in the monetary and financial fields, law enforcement affairs and all policy issues before the Department.