THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DOUGLAS DWORKIN AS GENERAL COUNSEL TO THE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
The President announced today his intent to nominate Douglas Dworkin as General Counsel at the Department of Defense.
Mr. Douglas Dworkin, of Potomac, Maryland, currently serves as the Acting General Counsel and is the Principal Deputy General Counsel to the Department of Defense. Prior to this position he was appointed Deputy General Counsel (Legal Counsel) for the Department of Defense. He was a partner at the law firm of Arnold and Porter from 1985 to 1997, and was the Special Assistant/Executive Assistant to Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher from 1979 through 1981. Mr. Dworkin served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Bazelon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from 1976 through 1977; and he was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer from 1970 to 1973.
Mr. Dworkin received his BA from Oberlin College and his MA in International relations and his JD from Yale University.