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Bernard W. Nussbaum

Born: 23-Mar-1937
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Attorney
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: White House Counsel for Bill Clinton

Involvement in the Vince Foster affair: With Patsy Thomason and Margaret Williams, Nussbaum conducted a search of the deceased Vince Foster's office, finding Foster's briefcase empty as he overturned it to examine any contents. Later a suicide note was found in the same case. Nussbaum also denied investigators access to certain documents in Foster's office. He later told the Senate Whitewater committee that he had a duty to perform these activities, citing Executive Privilege, and, "if I had it to do over again, facing the same circumstances, I would do it essentially the same way."

    University: BA, Columbia University (1958)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1961)
    Teacher: Lecturer in Law, Columbia University Law School (1971-80)

    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Partner (1966-)
    White House Counsel (1993-94)
    Congressional Staff of the House Judiciary Committee (1974)
    Assistant US Attorney Southern District of New York (1962-66)
    Watergate Scandal Deputy Special Counsel, House Judiciary Committee
    Harvard Law Review Notes Editor
    American Bar Association
    Association of the Bar of the City of New York VP (1984-85)
    Bill Bradley for President
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Drum Major Institute for Public Policy Board of Directors
    Federal Bar Council President (1990-92)
    Friends of Hillary
    Friends of Joe Lieberman
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    Joe Lieberman for President
    National Leadership PAC
    New Leadership for America PAC
    New York State Bar Association 1962
    Obama for America
    Obama for Illinois
    Obama Victory Fund 2012
    Phi Beta Kappa Society


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