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U.S. Senate confirms Rosen as Dep. Sec. USDOT

Posted on May 18, 2017

The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey A. Rosen as the 18th Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). He has extensive experience in the transportation sector, serving previously as General Counsel at both the Department of Transportation and the Office of Management and Budget.

Rosen had been a Senior Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, with whom he had been associated for nearly 30 years both before and after two distinguished appointments. Rosen was previously appointed as General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for the White House Office of Management and Budget (2006 to 2009) and as General Counsel at the USDOT (2003 to 2006).

Rosen has published several articles on regulatory, budget, and transportation topics. In addition, Rosen is also a former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, and has been a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States. He has also served previously served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.  

Rosen received a B.A. with Highest Distinction from Northwestern University (1979) and a J.D. Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School (1982). He is a member of the D.C. Bar, as well as the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and nine other courts.

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