THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Ottawa, Canada) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 8, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES AMY L. COMSTOCK AS DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS The President announced today his intent to nominate
Amy L. Comstock as Director of the Office of Government Ethics.
Ms. Amy L. Comstock, of Rockville, Maryland, is a career government attorney and is currently serving as Associate Counsel to the President, responsible for the White House ethics program. From 1993-1998, she served as Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Education for Ethics. Ms. Comstock was Executive Assistant to the General Counsel from 1990 to 1993 and from 1988-1990 she was an attorney at the Department's Educational Equity Division. Prior to entering government service, she was an attorney at Beveridge & Diamond in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Comstock received a B.A. degree from Bard College and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan. Ms. Comstock is married with two children.
The Office of Government Ethics provides the overall direction of executive branch policies in preventing conflicts of interest on the part of officers and employees of all executive agencies. The agency develops rules and regulations pertaining to standards of ethical conduct and disclosure, monitors and investigates compliance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, and provides ethics program assistance and information to executive branch agencies. The agency also conducts periodic reviews of the ethics programs of executive agencies and orders corrective actions if needed.