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  Bleich, Jeffrey L. "Jeff"
NameJeffrey L. "Jeff" Bleich
Piedmont, California 94611, United States
Born Unknown
Last ModifedRBH
Mar 24, 2018 02:27pm
InfoBleich began at Munger, Tolles and Olson in 1992 and was made partner three years later.

Bleich has been president of the California State Bar and San Francisco Bar Association. He is chairman of the board of trustees at California State University and has an academic teaching role as adjunct professor at the Boalt Hall School of Law at University of California, Berkeley.

Bleich was President of the California State Bar (2007-2008)

Bleich was influential in seeking funds for Obama's presidential election. His nomination as the US Ambassador to Australia bared his bond with the US Democratic Party, bound tighter during Obama's presidential campaign. Bleich worked for the Clinton administration in the aftermath of the Columbine High School shootings. For 12 months he played a lead role in Bill Clinton's commission on youth violence, as director of the commission. He raised and donated funds to Hilary Clinton as well as to Obama, Obama received the greater share. Bleich joined the White House team in March 2009. Among his first roles was to moderate a discussion on human rights in the new administration at the 2009 American Bar Association's Section of International Law Spring Meeting, held 14-18 April 2009 in Washington, D.C.

Professional Experience
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, San Francisco, California Partner: General civil litigation, with emphasis on complex litigation, appellate practice, media law, communications law, and intellectual property (1992- )

Director, White House Commission on Youth Violence: Appointed by President Clinton to found and direct national effort to reduce youth violence (1999-2000)

University of California, Berkeley, California: Adjunct Lecturer in Law on Constitutional Law and upper-level seminar courses in International Human Rights, Habeas Corpus, and Appellate Advocacy (1993- )

Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague, The Netherlands: Legal Assistant to Howard M. Houltzmann (1991-92)

U.S. Supreme Court: Law Clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist (1990-91)

U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit: Law Clerk to Chief Judge Abner J. Mikva (1989-90)

Certificate of Study, Public & Private International Law, the Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands (1993)

J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, CA (1989)

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, M.A., Public Policy, 1986 John F. Kennedy Fellow

B.A. (magna cum laude) in political science, Amherst College, MA (1983)


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