THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger announced today the appointment of Mary B. DeRosa as Special Assistant to the President and Legal Adviser. Ms. DeRosa replaces James E. Baker.
Ms. DeRosa has been Deputy Legal Adviser at the NSC since 1997. Prior to that, she served as Special Counsel to the General Counsel at the Department of Defense. Ms. DeRosa was also on the staff of the Advisory Board on the Investigative Capability of the Department of Defense, an attorney in private practice with Arnold & Porter, and a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Ms. DeRosa is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the George Washington University Law School. She lives in Washington with her husband Peter Bleakley and their son Nicholas.