President Barack Obama intends to nominate a Zuckerman Spaeder partner for inspector general of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the White House announced Monday.
Deborah Jeffrey, who joined Zuckerman in 1989, would succeed Gerald Walpin, the George W. Bush appointee fired by Obama in 2009, drawing congressional scrutiny and broad media attention. The termination came amid allegations of misconduct surrounding Walpin.
Jeffrey is the second Obama nominee for the post at the Corporation, which oversees AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America. The president withdrew the nomination of Federal Election Commission Deputy Inspector General Jonathan Hatfield in April after he waited more than a year for a confirmation vote in the Senate.
The Zuckerman partner, who is vice chair of the D.C. Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility, counsels clients involved in complex litigation, civil and criminal investigations, as well as law firms and lawyers seeking advice on risk management and professional ethics issues.
Jeffrey was an associate at Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) for three years before joining the firm. She also clerked for Chief Judge Harrison Winter of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.