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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 28, 2000


The President announced today his intent to nominate Daniel Marcus to serve as an Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice.

Mr. Daniel Marcus, of Bethesda, Maryland, has served as Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General since April, 1999, and has been Acting Associate Attorney General since October 29, 1999. Previously, he served as Senior Counsel in the Office of Counsel to the President. He was a partner at the private law firm with Wilmer, Cutler, & Pickering from 1981-1998 and 1973-1977, after joining the firm in 1966. From 1979-1980, Mr. Marcus served as General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture. He was a Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services from 1977-1979. Mr. Marcus clerked for Judge Harold Leventhal, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 1965-1966. He has served as Chairperson of the Legal Ethics Committee of the District Columbia Bar, and as a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States.

Mr. Marcus received a B.A. degree from Brandeis University and a LL.B. degree from Yale University.

The Associate Attorney General, the third ranking official of the Justice Department, advises and assists the Attorney General in formulating and implementing departmental policies and programs pertaining to a broad range of civil justice, state and local law enforcement, and public safety matters. The Associate Attorney General oversees the following DOJ offices: Antitrust Division, Civil Division, Civil Rights Division, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Tax Division, Office of Justice Programs, Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Community Relations Service, Office of Dispute Resolution, Office of Information and Privacy, and Executive Office of U.S. Trustees.