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OGC Key Personnel Archive - 2001-2002

Former General Counsel Alex M. Azar II

HHS General Counsel, 2001 - 2002

Yale Law School, 1991
Dartmouth College, 1988

Nominated by President George W. Bush
Served Under Secretary Tommy G. Thompson

Alex Azar was nominated by President Bush to serve as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in June 2001. The Senate unanimously confirmed his appointment on August 3, 2001.

Prior to joining HHS, Mr. Azar was a partner with the firm Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in litigation and appellate practice involving white collar criminal defense and internal investigations, congressional investigations, government ethics, administrative law and employment counseling.

Mr. Azar also served as an Associate Independent Counsel during the first two years of the Whitewater investigation under Judge Kenneth Starr. Prior to that, he was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C., where he was involved in litigation and appellate matters. After law school, Azar clerked for Judge J. Michael Luttig on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Azar holds bar memberships in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the US. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the US. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the US. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the US. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Presented for archival purposes. Current as of November 25, 2002.


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