President-elect Barack Obama's transition staff has declined to discuss potential Justice Department nominees, or even reveal who on the transition team is mustering names. But Washington lawyers have been speculating for weeks that Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's David Ogden, who is heading the DOJ transition team, is the likely pick for deputy attorney general. One Washington lawyer close to the transition says his nomination is all but assured.
Wilmer Cutler Partner Tops the List for No. 2 Slot at DOJ
December 22, 2008