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Alum Phil Schiliro profiled in the New York Times

December 15, 2008

Lewis & Clark Law School alum Phil Schiliro is the subject of two recent profiles, in the New York Times and in Newsday, for his appointment to President-elect Barack Obama’s administration. Schiliro will serve as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. Before joining the Obama team, Schiliro was chief of staff to Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and the House Oversight Committee and a policy director for former senator and Obama advisor Tom Daschle (D-S.D.).

“Allies and opponents describe him as having one of the sharpest legislative minds in Washington. Fresh out of law school in the early 1980s, he took his first job on Capitol Hill and never left,” writes Michael Falcone.

New York Times (New York, NY) The New Team: Phil Schiliro

Newsday (Melville, NY) Obama aide Schiliro honed his skills on Long Island

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