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EDITOR’S NOTE: In his speech announcing the nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, President George W. Bush said, “She’s been a leader in the American Bar Association and has been recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the most powerful attorneys in America.” Miers was one of 100 attorneys whose short biographies appeared in the NLJ’s “100 most influential lawyers” in the issue of June 12, 2000. Her fellow list members include Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., David Boies and Kenneth R. Feinberg. This was Miers’ second appearance on this list. She also made the list in 1997. Below is the biography for Miers as it appeared in the newspaper, followed by the complete list from that issue. Harriet E. Miers 54, Dallas office of Texas’ Locke Liddell & Sapp L.L.P. PERSONAL ATTORNEY to Texas Governor George W. Bush; general counsel for hisgubernatorial transition team; handled background research, looking for possiblered flags, during early days of 2000 presidential campaign; Texas newspapershave indicated that she might be named attorney general or to another keyadministration post if Mr. Bush is elected; was president of Dallas’ LockePurnell Rain Harrell before its 1999 merger with Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill &LaBoon; co-manages combined 425-lawyer firm with former managing partner ofLiddell Sapp; in March, stepped down as chair and commissioner of the TexasLottery Commission credited with rescuing it from previous corruption scandal; acommercial litigator who represents such clients as Microsoft and Disney; haslong-time commitment to pro bono practice and is a member of the Texas LegalServices to the Poor Committee.

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