March 28, 1988

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dennis M. Devaney to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of 5 years. He would succeed John Carl Miller. Mr. Devaney has been serving as Acting General Counsel since March 17, 1988.

Since 1982 Mr. Devaney has been a Board Member of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was an Attorney with Tighe, Curhan, Piliero & Case, 1979 - 1982. Mr. Devaney was a legislative representative with Philip Morris Inc., 1979; counsel for the Food Marketing Institute, 1977 - 1979; and assistant general counsel for the U.S. Brewers Association, 1975 - 1977. From 1972 to 1975, he was a law clerk with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

Mr. Devaney graduated from University of Maryland (B.A., 1968; M.A., 1970) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1975). He was born February 25, 1946, in Cheverly, MD. He served in the United States Navy, 1970 - 1972. Mr. Devaney is married, has two children, and resides in Columbia, MD.