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  • Press Release

FEC Announces Appointment of Kevin Deeley as Associate General Counsel

August 12, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission has appointed Kevin Deeley as Associate General Counsel of the Office of the General Counsel’s Litigation Division.

Since 2013, Mr. Deeley has served as the acting head of the Litigation Division, supervising the agency’s enforcement and defense of the federal campaign finance laws in court. He has also served previously as the Acting Associate General Counsel of the Policy Division. Mr. Deeley was an attorney in the Litigation Division from 2000 to 2007, and Assistant General Counsel from 2007 to 2012.

Mr. Deeley received a B.A. from Boston College, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. After law school, he was a law clerk to the Honorable David O. Carter of the United States District Court, Central District of California.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.