UNH Franklin Pierce Honored to Welcome Dana Remus, Former White House Counsel As Commencement Speaker
The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law is honored to welcome Dana Remus, Former Assistant to the President and White House Counsel for President Biden. In this role, Dana led the administration's efforts to confirm Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first African-American woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. In the first year of the administration, she also assisted President Biden in confirming more lower-court judges than any President since John F. Kennedy—the majority of whom are racially, ethnically, or gender diverse. As White House Counsel, Dana also advised on a range of matters and policy initiatives, including the administration's covid strategy; voting rights; high-profile congressional investigations, including the January 6th Committee; and immigration reform.
Prior to serving as White House Counsel, Dana led the Biden-Harris campaign's legal team as General Counsel. In the Obama administration, she served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel for ethics and following the administration, she served as General Counsel of the Obama Foundation, and General Counsel of the personal office of President and Mrs. Obama.
Previously, Ms. Remus was a law professor, having taught at UNH Franklin Pierce as well as Drexel and UNC School of Law.
UNH Franklin Pierce's Commencement ceremony will take place at White Park in Concord, NH on Saturday, May 20th.