The U.S. General Services Administration appointed Lennard Loewentritt to deputy general counsel announcing he will also continue as acting general counsel.
Loewentritt, whose appointment is effective March 2, is replacing Fred Hink who retired 15 years ago. The position was eliminated for the past 15 years and hasn’t been reinstituted until now, but is being filled for "continuity's sake," says an administrative spokesperson.
Loewentritt began his career at GSA as a law clerk in 1972 and has served his entire career at the agency. In his most recent position, as acting general counsel, he has been responsible for providing all legal services to components of the agency including: the Federal Acquisition Service, Public Buildings Service, and the Office of Governmentwide Policy. Loewentritt took over as acting general counsel after Alan Swendiman left in 2006 to join the White House as special assistant to the president and director of the Office of Administration.
“We’re proud to announce this appointment,” says GSA Administrator Lurita Doan in a released statement. “Lenny’s leadership skills and institutional knowledge have been invaluable to me and to all leaders at GSA. Under his guidance, I’m certain the Office of General Counsel will continue to provide timely and insightful advice that will help us achieve our mission of service for the American people.”