James Burnham, '09: US Justice Department Named Burnham New Deputy Assistant Attorney

US Justice Department Names James Burnham to Key Civil Division Post

James Burnham, a top lawyer in the U.S. Justice Department’s civil division who previously worked in the Trump White House counsel’s office, is assuming a new role that will make him a more visible defender of Trump administration policies in court, according to people familiar with the move.

Burnham, a former Jones Day associate who is currently overseeing the civil division’s consumer protection branch, was named Friday as the new deputy assistant attorney in charge of the federal programs section, which is tasked with representing the administration in trial courts across the United States.

A Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed that Burnham will lead the civil division’s federal programs branch beginning next week.

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