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Laurence H. Silberman

Distinguished Visitor from the Judiciary

A.B., Dartmouth; LL.B., Harvard

Judge Silberman is a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before ascending to the bench, he was...

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Judge Silberman is a senior judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before ascending to the bench, he was a partner at Steptoe & Johnson, where he specialized in administrative law, and Morrison & Forester, where his practice concentrated on banking, telecommunications, and administrative law. Judge Silberman was an attorney in the appellate division of the General Counsel's Office, National Labor Relations Board, and served as a solicitor and later as Undersecretary of Labor at the U.S. Department of Labor. He also has served as Deputy Attorney General and the United States Ambassador to Yugoslavia. In 2004-05 Judge Silberman served as co-chairman of the President's Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the U.S. Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.  Judge Silberman received the Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award for the 2002-2003 academic year.  He also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008.

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