Washington, D.C. (May 27, 2010) – The White House Office of the Press Secretary announced last week that President Obama intends to nominate more individuals to key administration posts, including Paul Tiao as Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Labor.
Tiao is a career prosecutor with the Department of Justice, and has held a variety of important law enforcement and policy positions throughout his career. An Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland since 2002, Tiao has most recently served since March 2009 on detail to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as Special Counsel to the Director.
As Special Counsel, Mr. Tiao has advised Director Mueller on a wide range of legal and policy matters in the national security and criminal arenas. He was also previously detailed as Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2007 to 2008, where he drafted legislation and provided advice on a variety of criminal and national security issues.
Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Tiao was a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, where he led housing and lending discrimination investigations and brought enforcement actions against civil rights violators. In between stints in the government, Tiao practiced law at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering as a litigator.
Tiao began his legal career as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He earned a J.D. from Columbia University, an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and an undergraduate engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Obama also announced his intent to appoint Philip Conkling to serve as Alternate Commissioner on the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission; Neile L. Miller, Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy; Eric Benjaminson, Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic, Department of State; J. Thomas Dougherty, Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Department of State; Anthony S. Bryk, Member, National Board for Education Sciences; Kris D. Gutiérrez, Member, National Board for Education Sciences; Beverly L. Hall, Member, National Board for Education Sciences; and Robert A. Underwood, Member, National Board for Education Sciences.
“I am impressed by the knowledge and dedication these men and women have demonstrated throughout their careers,” said Obama. “I am grateful they have chosen to take on these new roles, and I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”