Romney Announces Support Of Former Top Leaders Of The U.S. Department
Of Justice, Who Will Advise The Campaign On Law Enforcement Issues
Boston, MA — Mitt
Romney announced today the support of former Attorneys General William
Barr and Michael Mukasey, former Deputy Attorneys General George
Terwilliger and Mark Filip, and former Assistant Attorney General in
charge of the Criminal Division Alice Fisher.
addition to their deep leadership experience at the Department of
Justice, these distinguished attorneys have extensive judicial,
prosecutorial, and private practice experience. They will advise
Governor Romney on all matters related to the rule of law and will
co-chair the campaign’s Law Enforcement Advisory
Barr, Michael Mukasey, George Terwilliger, Mark Filip, and Alice Fisher
have served this nation with distinction at the highest levels of
federal law enforcement,” Governor Romney said. “I am honored to have
their support and advice as we address the range of pressing legal
issues facing the country.”
Mukasey, Terwilliger, Filip, and Fisher issued this joint statement:
“Mitt Romney deeply understands the importance of maintaining the
integrity of our laws and vigorously enforcing them. His record as
Governor demonstrates his commitment to the security of the people he
is charged to defend and to the rule of law as the basis of a free
society. We look forward to advising Governor Romney and we are proud
to support him.”
on Barr, Mukasey, Terwilliger, Filip, and Fisher:
William Barr Served As U.S. Attorney
General From 1991 To 1993. Barr,
a graduate of Columbia University and the George Washington University
Law School, served as Deputy Attorney General and Assistant Attorney
General for the Office of Legal Counsel under President George H.W.
Bush. He also served on the White House staff of President Ronald
Michael Mukasey Served As U.S.
Attorney General From 2007 To 2009. Mukasey,
a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School, was Chief Judge
of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and
served on the district court for two decades. He is a former Assistant
U.S. Attorney and is a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
George Terwilliger Served As U.S.
Deputy Attorney General From 1992 To 1993. Terwilliger,
a graduate of Seton Hall University and Antioch School of Law, served
as Acting U.S. Attorney General and as a U.S. Attorney. He is a partner
at White & Case LLP.
Mark Filip Served As U.S. Deputy
Attorney General From 2008 To 2009.
Filip, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and
Harvard Law School, served as a U.S. District Judge for the Northern
District of Illinois, Acting U.S. Attorney General, and an Assistant
U.S. Attorney. He also taught at the University of Chicago Law School.
He is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Alice Fisher Served As Assistant
Attorney General In Charge Of The Criminal Division From 2005 To 2008.
a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Catholic University of
America’s Columbus School of Law, served as Deputy Assistant Attorney
General in the Criminal Division under President George W. Bush and as
Deputy Special Counsel to a U.S. Senate Special Committee. She is a
partner at Latham & Watkins LLP.