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Alumnus William E. Moschella Named New Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at Department of Justice

The Justice Department has announced the appointment of Mason Law alumnus William E. Moschella ('95) as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice effective immediately.

"Will has been a valuable member of my team since day one," said Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales in a press release dated October 2. "Since his confirmation in 2003, Will has aided the passage of every single piece of significant anti-terror legislation. He has provided both Attorney General Ashcroft and me with expert guidance and unmatched negotiation skills in his role as Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs," Gonzales added.

Moschella worked on Capitol Hill from 1990 to 2003, including service as Counsel to the House Committee on Government Reform, General Counsel to the House Committee on Rules, and Chief Investigative Counsel and Parliamentarian to the House Committee on the Judiciary prior to his nomination by President Bush in 2003 to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, a position he held until his appointment as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General.

In assuming his new position, Moschella succeeds Mason Law alumnus William Mercer ('93), who was nominated in early September to serve as Associate Attorney General at the Department of Justice.