John Schmidt was United States Associate Attorney General from 1994 to 1997 under President Bill Clinton. His responsibilities included oversight of the Civil, Antitrust, Civil Rights, Environment and Tax Divisions. He was also responsible for all aspects of the 1994 Federal Crime Law including its program to put 100,000 more police into community policing across the United States.
Prior to his service as Associate Attorney General, Schmidt served as Ambassador and Chief United States Negotiator to the Uruguay Round under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. He previously served as the first Chief of Staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. He was also Chair of the Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority, a joint state-city agency that was responsible for the redevelopment of Navy Pier in downtown Chicago.
Schmidt is currently a partner in the Chicago law firm of Mayer Brown LLP.
- John R. Schmidt - Partner, Mayer Brown, Accessed January 1, 2009
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