THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 3, 2001
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EDWARD CORREIA AS A MEMBER OF
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Edward
Correia as a member of the National Council on Disability. Mr. Correia
was nominated on October 12, 2000.
Mr. Edward Correia, of Bethesda, Maryland, is currently of Counsel to
the Latham and Watkins law firm in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was
Special Counsel to the President for Civil Rights at the White House. Mr.
Correia was also a Scholar in Residence at the Federal Trade Commission and
a Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston,
where he was selected as the law school?s first Urban Law and Public Policy
Distinguished Professor. He has also served as a Special Assistant to the
Attorney General and as Chief Counsel of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee.
Mr. Correia received a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, a M.P.P.
from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma.
The National Council on Disability is responsible for promoting the
integration, independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities
in the community, schools, workplace and all other aspects of American
life. In the fulfillment of this mission, the Council evaluates the
effectiveness of federal government programs and statutes concerning
individuals with disabilities.