Wilmer Cutler Partner Expected to Be Nominated as CIA GC

Wilmer Cutler Partner Expected to Be Nominated as CIA GC

By Debra Cassens Weisswww.abajournal.com/President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Stephen Preston, a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, to be the next general counsel of the CIA.Preston, a Harvard Law School graduate, would likely face questions in Senate nomination hearings about his views on waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques, reports The BLT: the Blog of Legal Times. During the Clinton administration, Preston was general counsel of the Navy and acting general counsel of the Defense Department.Preston is co-chair of Wilmer’s defense, national security, and government contracts practice group.http://www.abajournal.com/news/wilmer_cutler_partner_expected_to_be_nominated_as_cia_gc/

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