Boris Bershteyn

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Boris Bershteyn
Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Acting
In office
August 21, 2012 – June 27, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Cass Sunstein
Succeeded by Howard Shelanski
Personal details
Born 1977
Kiev, Soviet Union (present-day Kiev, Ukraine)
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Sofia Yakren (m. 2007)
Alma mater Lynbrook High School
Stanford University
Yale University

Boris Bershteyn (born 1977) is an Obama administration official who until June 2013 had served as acting Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He previously served from 2011 to 2012 as general counsel for the federal Office of Management and Budget. Prior to his work at the Office of Management and Budget, he served as an Associate White House Counsel.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Kiev and raised in the former Soviet Union,[1] Bershteyn attended Lynbrook High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1999.[2] He then earned a law degree from Yale Law School in 2004.[3]

Bershteyn served as a law clerk for United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge José A. Cabranes from 2004 until 2005.[4] Bershteyn then served as a law clerk to Associate Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court from 2006 until 2007.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Early in his career, Bershteyn worked as a lawyer for the law firms Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.[5] From April 2009 until November 2010, Bershteyn served as the deputy general counsel for the Office of Management and Budget. From November 2010 until June 2011, he served as an Associate White House Counsel. On June 21, 2011, he was named general counsel of OMB.[5] He left that position in 2012 to become acting Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He held that post until June 2013, when the U.S. Senate confirmed Howard Shelanski to serve as OIRA's Administrator.[6]

Personal[edit]

Bershteyn married Sofia Yakren, also an attorney, in 2007.[1]

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Cass Sunstein
Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Acting

2012–2013
Succeeded by
Howard Shelanski