THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN R. LACEY AS CHAIR OF THE FOREIGN CLAIMS
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of John R. Lacey to serve as Chair of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission. Mr. Lacey was nominated on November 10, 1999.
Mr. John Lacey, of Hartford, Connecticut, has served as a member of the Commission since 1994. He is currently engaged in the practice of corporate and international business law in Hartford, Connecticut. He has also served as Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust in Connecticut and has taught law and foreign investment courses at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Connecticut Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Lacey received a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School and a M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States is an independent agency within the Department of Justice. It adjudicates the property and personal claims of United States citizens against foreign governments after the foreign government in question has reached a settlement agreement with the United States. The Commission also offers technical assistance to United States officials addressing foreign claims issues and to foreign governments seeking to establish similar adjudicating bodies of their own. The decisions of the Commission are final on all questions of fact and law and are not subject to review by any other official or agency of the United States.