News Releases, Media Advisories

For Immediate Release:                                                                                             Contact:  Ron Harris
December 01, 2000                                                                                                                       Sharon Snyder
                                                                                                                                                        Ian Stirton
                                                                                                                                                        Kelly Huff




WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission has designated

Lois G. Lerner, presently the FEC’s Associate General Counsel for Enforcement, to serve as Acting General Counsel for a period of six months while the Commission conducts an open selection process to fill the General Counsel’s position. Ms. Lerner’s appointment will be effective on January 2, 2001.

The FEC’s General Counsel, Lawrence M. Noble, will be leaving the FEC on January 1, 2001 to become Executive Director and General Counsel of the Center for Responsive Politics.

Ms. Lerner joined the FEC’s General Counsel’s Office in 1981, served as an Assistant General Counsel, and was appointed in 1986 to head the Enforcement Division. Prior to joining the FEC, she was a staff attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice. She is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston and received her Juris Doctor from Western New England College of Law in Springfield, MA.

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