President Obama selects Carolyn Lerner to head the U.S. Office of Special Counsel

December 15, 2010

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:

Carolyn Lerner, Nominee for Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel

Carolyn Lerner is a founding partner of Heller, Huron, Chertkof, Lerner, Simon & Salzman, a Washington, D.C. law firm that focuses on civil rights and employment matters.  Ms. Lerner also represents non-profit organizations on a variety of issues, including employment.  Before entering private practice, Ms. Lerner served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Julian Abele Cook, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  She currently serves on various boards, including the Center for WorkLife Law, a non-profit which advocates for workers with family responsibilities, the WAGE Project, which works to end discrimination against women in the workplace, the Washington Council of Lawyers, a public interest bar association, and the Council for Court Excellence.  Ms. Lerner is a member of the D.C. Bar’s Pro Bono Committee, and the Women’s Bar Association for the District of Columbia, among others.  She is a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and teaches Mediation as an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University Law School.  Ms. Lerner holds a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

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