Another Bowdoin alum was tapped by the Obama Administration on Wednesday, as Kendall C. Burman '00 was named Associate Counsel to the President. The Office of Legal Counsel, where Burman will work, "provides authoritative legal advice to the President and all the Executive Branch agencies," according to its Web site.

President Obama lauded the skill and experience of Burman and other newly appointed counsel members in a statement on Wednesday.

"Ensuring that we have an open and honest government is one of our top priorities, and [the White House Counsel] brings together people of exceptional experience and dedication to public service," Obama said. "I trust they will serve the American people well."

Before being named to the position, Burman worked as Chief Staff Counsel for the Obama for America campaign.

At Bowdoin, Burman majored in government and legal studies and minored in Africana studies. She graduated from University of Chicago Law School in 2004, where she was a member of the law review.

The announcement of Burman comes on the heels of President Obama's selection last week of George Mitchell, Class of 1954, as special envoy for the Middle East.