Susan Davies, White House Deputy Counsel, and former Justice Department anti-trust official, is leaving Barack Obama’s administration and heading north to Harvard Law School.
Davies previously served as Associate Counsel in the White House since 2009 and handled judicial nominations, including those of Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.
She also was as a senior counsel in the Antitrust Division, where the Blog of Legal Times reports she worked on the case against the Microsoft Corporation. Earlier in her career, she worked as an attorney in the Office of Policy Development in the Office of the Solicitor General. Davies has worked in the private sector as well, as a litigation associate at Chicago’s Sidley & Austin law firm.
She clerked for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer when he was an appeals court judge for the 1st circuit, and for Justice Anthony Kennedy.