THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 3, 2001
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DENNIS MARTIN DEVANEY AS A COMMISSIONER OF THE
INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Dennis
Martin Devaney as a Commissioner of the United States International Trade
Mr. Dennis Devaney, of Detroit, Michigan, is currently of counsel with
Butzel Long and a professor of law at Wayne State University Law School.
He previously served as a member of the National Labor Relations Board,
General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and a member of
the United States Merit Systems Protection Board.
Mr. Devaney received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the
University of Maryland and his law degree from Georgetown University Law
The International Trade Commission (ITC) is an independent,
bipartisan, quasi-judicial agency that serves as an impartial fact-finding
and analytic body and provides objective and independent analyses of a wide
range of international trade issues. The scope of the ITC's authority has
been gradually increased to include additional miscellaneous advisory and
investigative functions. The ITC is also responsible for administering
U.S. trade law remedies and determining if U.S. industries are entitled to
relief. In addition, the ITC makes recommendations to the President about
such issues as imposing quotas or tariffs.