THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE NAMES LISA BROWN NEW LEGAL COUNSEL
Nashville, TN -- Vice President Al Gore announced today that he has named Lisa Brown as his new Legal Counsel. Ms. Brown will replace Charles Burson, who was named the Vice President's new Chief of Staff in August.
"Lisa is an incredibly talented attorney, whose knowledge and advice I know I can rely on and trust," the Vice President said. "I am very pleased that she has decided to take on this new responsibility."
"Lisa Brown will be an invaluable asset first to the Vice President and then to me as Chief of Staff," said Charles Burson. "She combines great experience, a sharp legal mind and an understanding of how public policy and law intersect."
Prior to joining the Vice President's office in April of 1997, Ms. Brown was an Attorney Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, where she provided advice to the Department and other executive agencies on constitutional and statutory issues. Prior to that, she was a partner in the Washington, DC law firm Shea & Gardner, where her practice included both litigation and transactional work. In addition, Ms. Brown did extensive pro bono work on civil rights issues. Currently, she sits on the Executive Board of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.
Ms. Brown graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in Political Economy in 1982. She received her law degree with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1986. After Law School, she clerked for the Honorable John C. Godbold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Montgomery, Alabama. She then had a one-year fellowship as a Staff Attorney at the Center for Law in the Public Interest in Los Angeles, California.
Ms. Brown is a native Washingtonian. She is married to Kevin Cullen, Associate Professor of Medicine and Otolaryngology at the Lombardi Center, Georgetown University Hospital.