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Norton Appoints Sylvia Trujillo to Her Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission

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Norton Appoints Sylvia Trujillo to Her Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission


August 2, 2011



WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today announced the appointment of Sylvia Trujillo to her Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission, a 17-member commission made up of D.C. residents from every ward and chaired by Pauline Schneider. Trujillo currently is Legislative Counsel and Senior Attorney for the American Medical Association's (AMA) Government Advocacy Group. She provides legal counsel and advice related to health care clinical matters, health care financing, and life sciences legislation, regulation, and policy. Prior to the AMA, Trujillo served as an assistant regional counsel and litigation attorney in the Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She began her legal career at a law firm representing public entities in Southern California, with a focus on school district clients.


Ms. Trujillo is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia, American Health Lawyers Association, American Society of Medical Association Counsel, and the Hispanic National Bar Association. She earned her law degree from University of California, Berkeley, a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College.


"Sylvia Trujillo is a very able lawyer who will bring valuable experience, knowledge, and judgment to the commission," said Norton. "We are very fortunate that she has agreed to join the Commission and perform such an important public service to our city.


The Federal Law Enforcement Nominating Commission vets and recommends the best-qualified candidates to the Congresswoman for important federal law enforcement posts in the District. Norton, after doing her own due diligence on the recommendations, then submits her preferences for the federal law enforcement positions to President Obama, who makes nominations for confirmation by the Senate. President Clinton was the first president to extend senatorial courtesy to a Member of Congress from the District.


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