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General Counsel
D.C. Public Schools

James J. Sandman, a senior partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP who served as the firm’s managing partner from 1995 to 2005, has been hired as the new General Counsel for the DC Public Schools. Mr. Sandman is an experienced litigator and counselor. He has worked to promote pro bono legal services for the poor, serving as Arnold & Porter’s senior pro bono partner. Mr. Sandman is the immediate past president of the 85,000-member District of Columbia Bar. He formerly served as secretary and a member of the board of the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington. Additionally, Mr. Sandman has worked for increased diversity in the legal profession. Earlier this year, Mr. Sandman received the Alumni Award of Merit in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, his alma mater.

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