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美迈斯合伙人Lisa Monaco被美国当选总统拜登任命为司法部副部长

一月 07, 2021

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此前美迈斯前合伙人Ron Klain和Alejandro Mayorkas已被美国当选总统拜登分别任命为白宫幕僚长和国土安全部长

华盛顿特区—202117日—美国当选总统拜登今日任命美迈斯合伙人Lisa O. Monaco为第39任美国司法部副部长。一旦获参议院确认,Monaco将成为美国司法部的第二号官员兼首席运营官。Monaco将为司法部长被提名人Merrick Garland就如何领导司法部逾11万名员工,以及如何使用320亿美元的预算提供建议和协助。

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在加盟美迈斯之前,Monaco曾于2013年至2017年担任奥巴马总统的国土安全与反恐顾问。她在国家安全、政府事务、网络安全以及在国际地缘政治舞台维护美国利益方面创造了传奇经历。

今天的任命对曾于1998年至2013年间在司法部和联邦调查局任职长达15年的Monaco而言可谓完美的回归。她曾在联邦调查局先后作为法律顾问和幕僚长,协助时任局长罗伯特·穆勒(Robert S. Mueller, III)在9/11事件之后对联邦调查局进行改革,使之着重防范针对美国的恐怖袭击。2011年,她被奥巴马总统提名为负责国家安全事务的助理司法部长并获得参议院确认,这是第一次由女性担任该职务。Monaco还曾在华盛顿特区美国总检察长办公室担任了六年的联邦助理检察官。

美迈斯主席Bradley J. Butwin表示:“由Lisa Monaco担任美国司法部副部长是个极佳的选择,我们对此感到无比光荣。Lisa是一位杰出而勤奋,爱国又敬业的领导者,她拥有非凡的判断力,正如美迈斯对公共服务领域所承诺的那样,她在这一关键岗位上发挥领导才能或将使美国受益匪浅。”

在Monaco之前,已有两名美迈斯前合伙人获得当选总统拜登提名政府高级职务,分别是即将上任的白宫幕僚长Ron Klain(2001年至2004年在华盛顿特区办公室担任合伙人)以及国土安全部部长被提名人Alejandro Mayorkas(2001年至2009年在洛杉矶办公室担任合伙人)。

在美迈斯,Monaco曾担任本所的数据安全与隐私业务部联席主席,并与白领辩护与企业调查业务部展开密切合作。她还曾领导美迈斯的新冠疫情应对工作组,其间借鉴了她在奥巴马政府时期领导应对埃博拉病毒工作组方面的经验,当时她曾负责与其它国际组织进行协调以遏制2014年的疫情蔓延。

美迈斯的传统

长期以来,公共服务一直是美迈斯基因的重要组成部分。除MonacoKlainMayorkas以外,曾在民主和共和两党政府担任高级职务的美迈斯前任和现任律师还包括:

  • Warren Christopher(美迈斯前任主席,克林顿政府时期的美国国务卿,约翰逊政府时期的美国司法部副部长)
  • Thomas E. Donilon(奥巴马政府时期的国家安全顾问)
  • William T. Coleman Jr.(福特政府时期的美国运输部部长,Brown诉教育的案件摘要合著者)
  • A.B. Culvahouse Jr.(美迈斯前任主席、里根政府时期的白宫法律顾问,现任美国驻澳大利亚大使)
  • Walter Dellinger(克林顿政府时期的代理联邦总律师)
  • Michael Dreeben(克林顿、布什和奥巴马政府时期的联邦副总律师)
  • Brian P. Brooks(特朗普政府的代理货币审计长)

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以下转发美国当选总统拜登过渡团队的正式公告:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2021


President-elect Biden Announces Key Nominees for Department of Justice

These dedicated public servants and Justice Department veterans will restore the independence and integrity of the Justice Department, renew Americans’ faith in the rule of law, and work tirelessly to build a more equitable justice system

WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced key nominations for the Department of Justice: Judge Merrick Garland, nominee for Attorney General; Lisa Monaco, nominee for Deputy Attorney General; Vanita Gupta, nominee for Associate Attorney General; and Kristen Clarke, nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.

These nominees reflect the president-elect’s deeply held commitment to reaffirming the Department of Justice as a pillar of independence and integrity, and ensuring that the Attorney General and his senior leadership team are the American people’s lawyers — not the president’s law firm. These leaders will work with the dedicated career professionals at DOJ to restore the mission and independence of the department, always follow facts and the law, and serve and protect the American people with the integrity they deserve.

They will use the full extent of their authority to move us closer to the American ideal of equal justice under law — de-politicizing and rooting out systemic racism from our laws, restoring voting rights, prosecuting hate crimes, eliminating racial disparities in sentencing, ending mandatory minimums, and restoring trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve through reforms that make our communities safer.

President-elect Joe Biden said, “Our first-rate nominees to lead the Justice Department are eminently qualified, embody character and judgment that is beyond reproach, and have devoted their careers to serving the American people with honor and integrity. They will restore the independence of the Department so it serves the interests of the people not a presidency, rebuild public trust in the rule of law, and work tirelessly to ensure a more fair and equitable justice system. They are among the most accomplished legal minds in our country who also reflect the best of America’s full range of talents and background. I am honored they accepted this call to serve at such a critical time in our nation’s history.”

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said, “Fidelity to the rule of law forms the bedrock of America’s democracy. And in the face of both the damage that has been done to our Justice Department and our country’s long-overdue reckoning on racial injustice, these are the right leaders to meet this moment. These Justice Department veterans will not only help make sure justice is applied equally across our country, they will also restore integrity and independence to the Justice Department, helping rebuild the American people’s trust in the institution. And I look forward to working closely with them to help America live up to the words etched at the United States Supreme Court: Equal Justice Under Law.”

This tested slate includes some of the nation’s most accomplished public servants:

  • Judge Merrick Garland, a Department of Justice veteran and independent jurist on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, is nominated to serve as Attorney General. A consensus-building voice, Judge Garland has worked under Democratic and Republican administrations. He led investigations into some of the most high-profile cases and crises in modern history, including the “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, and coordinated the government’s response to the Oklahoma City bombing. Judge Garland’s nomination underscores the President-elect’s commitment to restore integrity and the rule of law, boost morale of the dedicated career professionals at DOJ, and build a more equitable justice system that serves all Americans.
  • Lisa Monaco, a veteran prosecutor and dedicated public servant, is nominated to serve as Deputy Attorney General. Monaco served in the Department of Justice for fifteen years, as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, a senior official in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General and as a career prosecutor. She has been a trailblazer for women in national security. She was the first woman confirmed as Assistant Attorney General for National Security and was one of the most senior women on President Obama’s national security team. She has demonstrated that public service is about service to the American people. In her career, she has prosecuted a range of cases from violent crime to fraud and public corruption, served as counsel and Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller, and worked tirelessly to keep the American people safe as White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor. Monaco will help manage the Department effectively and with integrity on day one.
  • Vanita Gupta is nominated to serve as Associate Attorney General. A former Acting Assistant Attorney General and one of the best-known and most respected civil rights attorneys in America, Gupta has spent her career fighting successfully for greater equity in our justice system and advancing the rights and dignity of every American. Gupta served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division — the chief civil rights prosecutor for the United States. She is a successful consensus builder on tough issues, with years of experience managing complex settlements and advocacy experience. As the Indian-American daughter of immigrants, she would be the first woman of color to serve in this role.
  • Kristen Clarke, a veteran of the Department of Justice, is nominated to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Clarke has extensive civil rights experience, starting her career in civil rights as a career attorney in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice where she handled cases of police misconduct, hate crimes, human trafficking, voting rights, and redistricting cases. She has been a champion of systemic equity and equal justice throughout her career, including in her current role as president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and when she served as the head of the Civil Rights Bureau for the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

The following Department of Justice announcements were made today:

Judge Merrick Garland, Attorney General

Judge Merrick Garland currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, where he was also Chief Judge for seven years. He also served as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States, appointed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. A veteran of the Department of Justice, Judge Garland served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division and Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General. During his time at the Department, Judge Garland supervised some of the most high-profile cases in modern history, including the “Unabomber” and Oklahoma City bombing prosecutions.

A fair-minded and independent jurist, Judge Garland was confirmed to serve on the D.C. Circuit in 1997 and has spent more than 23 years pursuing our nation’s ideal of equal justice under law. He is a dedicated and consensus-building public servant who represented underserved Americans pro bono at the outset of his legal career following a clerkship with Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. Judge Garland was also a career federal prosecutor at the Justice Department during the George H.W. Bush Administration, investigating and trying cases involving public corruption, drug trafficking, and fraud.

After winning scholarships to attend Harvard University, he graduated summa cum laude, and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he served on the Harvard Law Review.

Lisa Monaco, Deputy Attorney General

Lisa Monaco is a veteran prosecutor and public servant with decades of experience in the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, and as White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser. Monaco served in the Department of Justice for fifteen years, spending the majority of her time there as a career federal prosecutor. In 2009, she was appointed Associate Deputy Attorney General and went on to serve as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, responsible for assisting the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General in overall management and supervision of the Department, including the country’s 94 United States Attorney Offices. In 2011, Monaco was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as the first woman Assistant Attorney General for National Security, where she created the first nationwide network of national security cyber prosecutors.

In 2013, Monaco was appointed Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Earlier in her career, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Counsel to the Attorney General, an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, and as counsel and ultimately Chief of Staff to FBI Director Robert Mueller after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As Assistant U.S. Attorney, she proved that no one was above the law, prosecuting a range of cases from violent crime to fraud and public corruption, including serving on the Enron Task Force, for which she received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service — the Justice Department’s highest award.

Monaco is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago Law School.

Vanita Gupta, Associate Attorney General

Currently serving as President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Vanita Gupta has dedicated her career to protecting and advancing democracy and the civil rights of all Americans. From October 2014 to January 2017, Gupta served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division — the chief civil rights prosecutor for the United States. In this role, Gupta led critical efforts to reform our criminal justice system, including investigating the Ferguson, Baltimore, and Chicago police departments, prosecuting hate crimes, protecting disability and LGBTQ+ rights, voting rights, and fighting human trafficking and discrimination in education, housing, lending, and employment.

Prior to her time in the Justice Department, Gupta was a staff attorney at the ACLU, ultimately becoming the Deputy Legal Director and the Director of the Center for Justice. While at the ACLU, Gupta led the Smart Justice Campaign aimed at ending mass incarceration. She started her legal career as an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, where she successfully led the effort to overturn the wrongful drug convictions of 38 individuals in Tulia, Texas, who were ultimately pardoned by then-Governor Rick Perry.

Gupta graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received her law degree from New York University School of Law.

Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division

Kristen Clarke has extensive civil rights experience, starting her career in civil rights as a career attorney in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. While at the Department, she was a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Section of the Division, responsible for cases of police misconduct, hate crimes, and human trafficking. Through the Division’s Voting Section, she also worked on voting rights and redistricting cases.

Clarke currently serves as president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee). She has also served as the head of the Civil Rights Bureau for the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where she successfully led landmark efforts to address discrimination in housing, the school-to-prison pipeline, and reforming practices and policies of police departments. Clarke served at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where she focused on voting rights and election law.

Clarke received her A.B. from Harvard University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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