AGE-BIRTHPLACE—56; New York City.
EDUCATION—Bachelor's degree, Morehouse College, 1979; law degree, Columbia Law School, 1982.
EXPERIENCE—General counsel, Defense Department, 2009-2012; attorney, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, in New York, 2001-2008; general counsel, Department of the Air Force, 1998-2001; attorney, Paul Weiss, 1992-98, assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1989-91; private practice, 1984-88.
FAMILY—Wife, Susan M. DiMarco, a dentist; two children, Jeh and Natalie.
QUOTE—"We refuse to allow this enemy, with its contemptible tactics, to define the way in which we wage war. Our efforts remain grounded in the rule of law. In this unconventional conflict, therefore, we apply conventional legal principles—conventional legal principles found in treaties and customary international law."—Speech at Oxford University, Nov. 30, 2012.