Edward Siskel ’00 Joins White House Counsel’s Office

Edward Siskel, Class of 2000, has been hired by the White House Counsel Office. Siskel’s duties will encompass a broad array of issues, including oversight from Congress.

Siskel comes from the Department of Justice, where he was appointed two years ago as a senior counsel to then-Deputy Attorney General David Ogden. He had been working in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, and previously he was an associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington (where Ogden is a longtime partner). Siskel clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens during the Supreme Court’s 2001-2002 term.

During his time in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Siskel handled at least one very high-profile assignment: the fraud case of newspaper publisher Conrad Black, on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Siskel argued the appeal for the government in June 2008 against Mayer Brown partner Andrew Frey. Writing for a unanimous panel, Judge Richard Posner ruled for the government.