Jamie S. Gorelick
Jamie S. Gorelick
Partner, WilmerHale
Chair

One of Washington's best-known litigators, Jamie Gorelick is routinely listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America.” She was the 2018 American Lawyer Lifetime Achiever, was profiled as “A Legend in the Law” in the Washington Lawyer,and was listed by the National Law Journal as one of the “Thirty Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years.” 

Gorelick has been in and out of government for most of her career. In the Clinton administration, she was one of the longest serving deputy attorneys general of the United States, the second-highest position in the Department of Justice. She also served as general counsel of the Department of Defense. In the Carter administration, Gorelick was assistant to the secretary and counselor to the deputy secretary of energy. Gorelick has also served on numerous government boards and commissions. She was a member of the bipartisan National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (more commonly known as the 9/11 Commission), the Defense Policy Board, and the CIA’s Advisory Panel. She is currently the cochair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. 

Much of Gorelick’s time has been devoted to nonprofit service. She was a founder and board member of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, and she has served on many nonprofit boards, including those of the National Women’s Law Center, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 

Gorelick is a member of the boards of Amazon and Verisign and previously served on the boards of United Technologies and Schlumberger. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.