THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DENNIS MARTIN DEVANEY AS A COMMISSIONER OF THE
INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Dennis Martin Devaney as a Commissioner of the United States International Trade Commission.
Mr. Dennis Devaney, of Detroit, Michigan, is currently of counsel with Butzel Long and a professor of law at Wayne State University Law School. He previously served as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and a member of the United States Merit Systems Protection Board.
Mr. Devaney received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Maryland and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
The International Trade Commission (ITC) is an independent, bipartisan, quasi-judicial agency that serves as an impartial fact-finding and analytic body and provides objective and independent analyses of a wide range of international trade issues. The scope of the ITC's authority has been gradually increased to include additional miscellaneous advisory and investigative functions. The ITC is also responsible for administering U.S. trade law remedies and determining if U.S. industries are entitled to relief. In addition, the ITC makes recommendations to the President about such issues as imposing quotas or tariffs.