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Former O'Melveny Partner and US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon Featured in The New York Times

September 26, 2012

Tom Donilon, a former O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner who is currently serving as US National Security Advisor in President Barak Obama's administration, was the subject of the September 24, 2012, The New York Times article “A Manager of Overseas Crises, as Much as the World Permits." The article reported that Donilon is now considered the central figure in American foreign policy, having overseen support for the war in Libya that led to the ousting of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, and the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. The piece quotes Vice President Biden, who described Donilon as “the most important person in the mix,” and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who called him “incredibly intelligent...extraordinarily efficient" and “an honest broker.”