Senior lecturing fellow Ted Kaufman appointed co-chair of Biden’s transition team

November 17, 2008Duke Law News

Nov. 17, 2008 — Senior Lecturing Fellow Ted Kaufman is serving as co-chair of Vice President-elect Joseph Biden’s transition team and on the advisory board of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team.

Having served on Biden’s Senate staff for 22 years, 19 as chief of staff, Kaufman also headed his two presidential bids. Kaufman is co-chairing the transition team along with Mark Gitenstein, a partner at Mayer Brown in Washington, D.C., and a former chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee.

A 1960 graduate of Duke University, Kaufman has taught classes relating to Congress at Duke Law School since 1991. He is the former president of Public Strategies, a political and management consulting firm in Wilmington, Del., and is a charter member of the nine-member Broadcasting Board of Governors, an independent federal agency responsible for all non-military, international broadcasting sponsored by the U.S government.
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