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OMB General Counsel Boris Bershteyn to Depart
The general counsel for the Office of Management and Budget is leaving his post later this month, according to a White House official.
Boris Bershteyn has served as the office's general counsel since July 2011 and previously served as deputy general counsel from 2009 to 2010. He is also the acting head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within OMB.
Between his stints in the general counsel's office, Bershteyn was special assistant to the president and associate White House counsel. Among his many responsibilities, Bershteyn handled regulatory, economic, health, and environmental legal issues.
Prior to joining the administration, he was a litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He also has served as a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter and Judge José Cabranes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
In October, The National Law Journal identified Bershteyn as one of a dozen attorneys who would be most sought after by the private sector. According to the White House official, Bershteyn will return to New York City where he will explore private sector opportunities.
Bershteyn did not respond to a request for comment.
This article originally appeared as a post on The BLT: The Blog of LegalTimes.