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OGC Key Personnel Archive - 2006-2007

Former General Counsel Daniel Meron

HHS General Counsel, 2006-2007

Harvard College, 1986
Harvard Law School, 1992

Nominated by George W. Bush
Served Under Michael O. Leavitt

Daniel Meron served as the General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services from August 31, 2006 to December 31, 2007.

Mr. Meron graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1986, with a major in Government. Mr. Meron graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1992, where he served as co-chair of the articles office of the Harvard Law Review and was a winner and oralist of the Ames moot court competition. Mr. Meron also has a Ph.D., a.b.d., in Social Thought from the University of Chicago. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Meron clerked for the Hon. Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for the Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to joining HHS, Mr. Meron was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. In that capacity, he assisted in overseeing the work of over 700 lawyers, litigating thousands of cases, and in particular, providing counsel and legal representation to the Department of Health and Human Services on a broad array of legal issues that come before that Department. Mr. Meron joined the Department of Justice in July, 2003.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Meron was a partner at the national law firm of Sidley Austin where he specialized in appellate, regulatory and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on regulated industries. Mr. Meron has argued numerous cases in the federal courts of appeals, as well as dispositive motions in the federal district courts. Immediately prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Meron co-chaired a $40 million dollar commercial arbitration which ended in a complete victory for his client.

Mr. Meron lives in Potomac, Maryland. He is married and has four children.

Presented for archival purposes. Current as of January 9, 2008.

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