Press Release November 17, 2008

Alumna Lisa Brown to Co-Chair the Agency Review Working Group for the Obama-Biden Transition Project

Lisa Brown, Executive Director of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, has been named Co-Chair of the Agency Review Working Group for the Obama-Biden Transition Project.

Lisa has a broad range of political and legal experience. She served as Counsel to Vice President Gore from September 1999 through January 2001, and as Deputy Counsel from April 1997 through August 1999. She also served on the Executive Board of the President's Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities; worked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice; was a partner at the D.C. law firm of Shea & Gardner (now Goodwin Procter); and clerked on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable John C. Godbold.

Over the coming months, the Agency Review Working Group will review key U.S. government departments, agencies and commissions, as well as the White House, and will provide the President- and Vice President-elect and key advisers with information needed to make strategic policy, budgetary, and personnel decisions prior to the inauguration. The teams have already begun their efforts and will be working to ensure that senior appointees have the information necessary to complete the confirmation process, lead their departments, and begin implementing policy initiatives immediately after they are sworn in.