After being nominated this summer, President Barack Obama recess appointed former Georgetown University Law Center adjunct professor James Cole as deputy attorney general.
Cole replaces David Ogden, who stepped down in February as the deputy attorney general.
He has been a partner at Bryan Cave LLP since 1995. Prior to working in private practice, Cole worked for the Department of Justice and served on President Clinton’s transition team in 1992.
From 1989 to 2003, he served as an adjunct professor at GULC teaching classes on public corruption laws and legal ethics.
Other recess appointments by the Obama administration included ambassadors to the Czech Republic, Turkey, Syria, and Azerbaijan.