July 13, 2005, Washington, D.C. – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Steptoe & Johnson LLP today announced that President George W. Bush intends to nominate Stewart A. Baker to serve as Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Policy). Mr. Baker is currently a partner in Steptoes Washington, D.C. office where he leads the firms highly-regarded E-Commerce/Internet Practice and handles matters involving national security and law enforcement, critical infrastructure protection, data security.
“We are very proud of Stewart, his substantial contributions to our firm, and his public service over the years. We wish him all the best as he moves into this new and challenging role, even though we will miss his leadership and vision here at the firm, said firm Chairman, Roger Warin. Stewart has established a thriving E-Commerce practice at Steptoe that we will continue to build out, along with our other information technology and intellectual property capabilities.
Mr. Baker previously served as General Counsel for the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. Prior to that, Mr. Baker served as General Counsel for the National Security Agency. Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Baker received his bachelors degree from Brown University and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.