Obama Picks Former Clinton Lawyer W. Neil Eggleston as New White House Counsel

Veteran Washington attorney W. Neil Eggleston
Veteran Washington attorney W. Neil Eggleston

Veteran Washington attorney W. Neil Eggleston, who served in the Clinton administration, was named Monday as the White House’s top lawyer.

“Neil brings extraordinary expertise, credentials and experience to our team,” said President Obama in announcing the appointment.

Eggleston, a partner in the firm Kirkland & Ellis, replaces Kathryn Ruemmler, who is leaving after serving for three years as White House counsel.

“He has a passion for public service, is renowned for his conscientiousness and foresight, and I look forward to working closely with him in the coming years,” Obama said in making the announcement.

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Source: Fox News

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