Jamie S. Gorelick bio

1. Name: Jamie S. Gorelick
2. Title:

Litigator at WilmerHale law firm, and Member of the 9/11 Commission

3. Biography:

Jamie Gorelick began her career as a litigator in Washington, D.C., before working in the public sector as Assistant and Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of Energy, then as General Counsel for the Department of Defense.

Gorelick was one of the longest serving Deputy Attorneys General of the United States (1994-1997), the second highest position in the Department of Justice. She was chosen to serve on commissions under President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.

Gorelick was the Vice Chair of Fannie Mae, the Federal National Mortgage Association, from 1997 to 2003. Following that, she began working as a litigator at WilmerHale Law Firm. She is currently representing BP in congressional inquiries regarding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that occurred on Apr. 20, 2010.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Litigator, WilmerHale Law Firm, 2003-present
  • Co-chair, American Bar Association’s Commission on Legal Ethics 20/20
  • Member, Continuity of Government Commission
  • Member, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission), 2002-2004
  • Vice Chair, Fannie Mae, 1997-2003
  • Member, National Security Advisory Panel, CIA, 1997-2003
  • Deputy Attorney General of the United States, 1994-1997
  • General Counsel, Department of Defense, 1993-1994
  • President, District of Columbia Bar, 1992-1993
  • Assistant and Counselor, Deputy Secretary of Energy, 1979-1980
  • Member, President George W. Bush’s Review of Intelligence Committee
  • Member and Co-chair, President Bill Clinton’s Advisory Committee to the Presidential Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Member, Commission on Science and Security, Department of Energy
  • Former Vice Chair, Task Force on the Audit, Inspection and Investigation Components of the Department of Defense
  • Recipient, Secretary of Energy’s Outstanding Service Medal
  • Recipient, Secretary of Defense Distinguished Service Medal
5. Education:
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1975
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1972
6. Published Works:
  • 9/11 Commission Report, 2004
  • Destruction of Evidence (Co-written with Stephen Marzen), 1983
7. Contact info: WilmerHale Law Firm
Phone: (202) 663-6500
Email: jamie.gorelick@wilmerhale.com