Darryl Jackson Nominated by White House to Export Control Position

July 11, 2005

Washington, D.C., July 11, 2005 – President Bush has nominated Darryl W. Jackson, partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP, to become the Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Commerce. The nomination was sent to the Senate on June 28, 2005.

Upon confirmation by the Senate, Mr. Jackson will become the nation’s top federal official enforcing the laws that govern the export control and anti-boycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations. In addition to staff at the Commerce Department headquarters in Washington, D.C., Mr. Jackson will oversee nine field offices throughout the United States and five foreign attachĂ©s in Beijing, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Moscow and Dubai to ensure the protection of U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic interests.

“We heartily congratulate Darryl on his appointment by the President and wish him the greatest success in the confirmation process and as Assistant Secretary thereafter," said Arnold & Porter Chairman Michael Sohn.

A member of the firm’s litigation group, Mr. Jackson practices in the fields of complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer in Law at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Jackson served in various positions at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. As the Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for Operations, he was responsible for implementing prosecutorial policy and overseeing legal operations in the nation’s largest U.S. Attorney's Office. He also served as Chief of the Narcotics Section, Acting Chief and Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Section, and Lead Attorney for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Mr. Jackson has taught Federal Criminal Law and Trial Advocacy as the Visiting Howrey Professor at the George Washington University’s National Law Center. He has served as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s White Collar Crime Committee and Vice Chair of the ABA Litigation Section’s Committee on Complex Crimes Litigation. Mr. Jackson received his J.D. from Howard University School of Law and Bachelor of Arts from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.


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