THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID R. ANDREWS FOR RANK OF AMBASSADOR
The President today announced his intent to accord David R. Andrews the Personal Rank of Ambassador in his capacity as Special Negotiator for U.S./Iran Claims.
Mr. David R. Andrews, of San Francisco, California, is a partner with the law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen. From August 1997 to April 2000 he served as the Legal Adviser to the Secretary of State and as General Counsel to the State Department. As the Legal Adviser, Mr. Andrews represented the United Sates in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, the Iran/U.S. Claims Tribunal and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Mr. Andrews is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and its California counterpart, the Pacific Council on International Policy. He is also a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
Mr. Andrews received an A.B. and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.