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Lockheed Vet James Byrne Confirmed as VA General Counsel

James Byrne, formerly associate general counsel and chief privacy officer at Lockheed Martin, has been confirmed by the Senate as general counsel for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Byrne immediately resigned from his posts at the company following his appointment to the VA role, Lockheed said Friday. The White House announced …

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Ryan Dean Newman to Be Nominated Army General Counsel

Ryan Dean Newman, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department‘s legal policy office, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as general counsel at the Department of the Army, the White House announced Monday. He previously served in the U.S. Army as a captain and received a Bronze …

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Sumara Thompson-King Appointed NASA General Counsel

Sumara Thompson-King, NASA deputy general counsel, has been appointed to the top post at the agency’s Office of the General Counsel at NASA headquarters, succeeding 10-year general counsel Michael Wholley. Thompson-King, a 28-year veteran at the agency, oversees and provides legal advice and assistance to senior management, NASA said Monday. She was previously associate …

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Stephen Preston Nominated Pentagon General Counsel

Stephen Preston, general counsel at the CIA since 2009, has been appointed to the same position at the Defense Department. Preston served as a partner at WilmerHale prior to joining the CIA and held the co-chairman role for the firm’s defense and national security practice, the White House said June …

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Pentagon Top Lawyer Jeh Johnson to Step Down

Jeh Johnson, general counsel at the Defense Department since 2009, is stepping down from his post at the end of the year to return to private practice, the Washington Post reports. Emily Heil writes Johnson is expected to return to Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, a law firm where …

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