For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

March 6, 2008

Director of New York Governor's Washington office to Speak at Law School

Derek DouglasDerek Douglas, director of the New York Governor's Washington office, will speak at the UW School of Law on Monday, March 31 at 4 p.m.

On January 11, 2007, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer appointed Douglas to serve as Director of the Washington Office of the Governor for the State of New York. From 2005 to 2007, Douglas was the Associate Director for Economic Policy and Director of the Economic Mobility Program at the Center for American Progress. Previously, Douglas was Counsel in the Strategic Counseling Practice Group at O’Melveny & Myers LLP from 2002 to 2005. From 1999 to 2002, he was an Assistant Counsel and Skadden Fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. in New York City. He also worked in the Economic Studies Program at The Brookings Institution for Dr. Charles Schultze.

Douglas received his B.A. from the University of Michigan with Highest Honors in Economics and his J.D. from Yale Law School. After graduating from Yale, he clerked for The Honorable Timothy K. Lewis on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

The event is part of the 2007-08 Gates Public Service Law Speaker Series at the UW School of Law and is open to the public.