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Daily Journal: Mayorkas of WilmerHale is Biden’s Homeland Security Chief Choice

November 24, 2020

O’Melveny Managing Counsel for Pro Bono and Public Interest Services David Lash spoke with Daily Journal about President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

“His contributions to our country, our safety, our integrity have been and will continue to be extraordinary,” Lash said. “As Americans, we are in the best possible hands.” Lash and Mayorkas have known each other for more than 20 years, as colleagues at O’Melveny and as board members of Bet Tzedek.

“I think anyone who knows Ali, one of the first things they are going to say about him is he has a huge heart,” said Steven Olson, O’Melveny White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice co-chair, who worked with Mayorkas in the US Attorney’s office. “He’s one of the most compassionate people I know and I think he’s going to give this job his all.”

Daily Journal subscribers can read the full article here.