WASHINGTON – The Treasury Department recently named James Carroll, Jr. as its new deputy general counsel. As of April 12, Carroll began his new post as the principal assistant to the general counsel, advising senior officials and overseeing 1,800 lawyers in the legal division. He will also serve as Treasury’s agency ethics official. Carroll served most recently as special assistant and associate counsel to the president for clearance at the White House. From January 2002, he was responsible for vetting all individuals under consideration for presidential appointment. Prior to that, Carroll served as legal counsel at the Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy (2001-2002), assistant ethics advisor in the White House Office of Counsel to the President (2001), attorney advisor in the Department of Justice Executive Office for United States Attorneys (2000-2001), assistant bar counsel of the Virginia State Bar (1995-1999), assistant commonwealth’s attorney in the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office for Fairfax, Virginia (1990-1995), and judicial law clerk in the Circuit Court for Alexandria, Virginia (1988-1990). Carroll holds a bachelors degree from the University of Virginia and juris doctor from the George Mason University School of Law.

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