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Appointment of Gene C. Schaerr as Associate Counsel to the President


The President today announced the appointment of Gene C. Schaerr, of Utah, to be Associate Counsel to the President.

Since 1987 Mr. Schaerr has been an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Sidley   Austin, where he has specialized in appellate and regulatory litigation and in antitrust law. Prior to this, he served at the Supreme Court of the United States as a law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, 1986 - 87, and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as a law clerk to Circuit Judge Kenneth W. Starr, 1985 - 86.

Mr. Schaerr holds a B.A. degree in economics from Brigham Young University (highest honors, 1981), master degrees in economics and philosophy from Yale University (M.A., 1985; M. Phil., 1986), and a law degree from Yale Law School (J.D., 1985). He was born April 15, 1957, in Kanab, UT. Mr. Schaerr is married, has five children, and resides in Gaithersburg, MD.

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