President Obama nominates Shirley Woodward to serve as CIA IG

White House 112On June 16, the White House announced President Obama’s nomination of Shirley Woodward as inspector general of the Central Intelligence Agency:

Shirley Woodward, Nominee for Inspector General, Central Intelligence Agency

Shirley Woodward most recently served as a Partner in the Litigation and Controversy Department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale), a position she held from 2010 to 2016.  Woodward was Counsel at WilmerHale from 2007 to 2010 and first joined the firm as an Associate in 2001.  From 2004 to 2005, she served as Associate General Counsel and Chief Iraq Investigator for the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the U.S. Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.  Prior to serving at WilmerHale,  Woodward was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor from 1999 to 2000 and Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1998 to 1999.  She served as an Intelligence Operations Officer at the CIA from 1985 to 1997 and was a Military Intelligence Specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1982 to 1988.  Woodward received a B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Source: The White House