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June 16, 2010

Both sides lawyer up in White House-BP meeting


There’s a lot of lawyers at today’s White meeting between President Obama and BP executives, including two from the White House staff. 

Also, note that the BP legal team includes Jamie Gorelick, a former assistant attorney general in the Clinton administration.

The attendees at the morning meeting in the Roosevelt Room include:

President Barack Obama
Vice President Joe Biden
Adm. Thad Allen, National Incident Commander
Carol Browner, Office of Energy and Climate
Larry Summers, National Economic Council
Bob Bauer, White House Counsel
Don Verrilli, White House Counsel’s Office
Melody Barnes, Domestic Policy Council
Tom Perrelli, Department of Justice

Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman, BP
Tony Hayward, CEO, BP
Bob Dudley, Managing Director, BP
Lamar McKay, CEO, BP America
Rupert Bondy, General Counsel, BP
Jamie Gorelick, WilmerHale


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