THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Camp David, Maryland) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 11, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON DESIGNATES LAWRENCE M. BASKIR AS CHIEF JUDGE OF THE
UNITED STATES COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS
The President today designated Lawrence M. Baskir as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Lawrence M. Baskir, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, has been a judge on the United States Court of Federal Claims since 1998. Prior to assuming the federal bench, Baskir served as Principal Deputy General Counsel for the Department of the Army (1994-1998). Baskir was a private practitioner from 1981 to 1994. He previously served as Legislative Director for Senator Bill Bradley (1979-1981); Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of Treasury (1977-1979); Director of the Vietnam Offender Study at the University of Notre Dame Law School (1975-1977); and Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel to the Presidential Clemency Board for Draft Evaders and Deserters (1974-1975).
Baskir also worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee as Associate Counsel and Staff Director to the Constitutional Rights Subcommittee (1969-1974); Chief Counsel and Staff Director to the Separation of Powers Subcommittee (1968-1969); and Counsel to the Constitutional Rights Subcommittee (1965-1967), all chaired by Senator Sam Irvin of North Carolina. From 1964 to 1965 Baskir was Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, and worked as an associate at Weaver and Glassie from 1963 to 1964. Baskir received his A.B. degree, magna cum laude, from Princeton University in 1959 and his L.L.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1962.
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