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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Appointment of Claire Murray as Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General

Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement: 

“All who work with Claire Murray are impressed with her sharp intelligence, thoughtfulness, and work ethic. During her time at Kirkland & Ellis, she rose to become a partner within just two years of joining the firm. She also has a remarkable record of public service, including serving as an Associate White House Counsel, as a clerk for two of today's Supreme Court justices, and in both appellate and line prosecutor roles at the Department of Justice. I want to thank Jesse Panuccio for his hard work over these past two years as Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General, and I am pleased to appoint Claire to succeed him.” 

Press Release Number: 
19-525
Updated May 14, 2019