June 28, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC -- President Obama has announced his final two appointees for the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). They are Harry Korrell, a partner in a Seattle law firm, and the Rev. Joseph Pius Pietrzyk of Zanesville, Ohio.
Earlier this year, six presidential nominees were confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the LSC Board of Directors, and they joined a presidential nominee confirmed last year. The nominations of two appointees await confirmation by the Senate. The June 25 announcement by the White House of the president's intent to nominate Mr. Korrell and Fr. Pius will begin a confirmation process that will complete the formation of the new Board.
Mr. Korrell is a partner in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP. His practice focuses on employment law and he has extensive experience in large-scale and high-profile cases, including class actions and commercial, civil rights and election litigation. Mr. Korrell is a member of the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Subcommittee of the American Bar Association and the National Executive Board of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy. He is a recipient of the Federalist Society's Justice Theodore Stiles Award.
Fr. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P., is a priest in the parish of St. Thomas Aquinas in Zanesville. Fr. Pius was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 2008, after having entered the novitiate for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2002 and studied for his License in Sacred Theology. Prior to that, he worked for three years in the Corporate and Securities practice of Sidley Austin, a large international law firm based in Chicago.
To read the White House announcement, please click here.
LSC is the single largest provider of civil legal assistance for the poor in the nation. Funded by Congress, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans.