Olin alumna named to Office of White House Counsel in effort to ‘help restore faith in the rule of law’

  • January 19, 2021
  • By Jill Young Miller
  • 2 minute read

Jaimie McFarlin, who received her MBA from Olin, has been named deputy associate counsel for the Office of White House Counsel for the Biden-Harris transition.

McFarlin earned her MBA in 2010 from Olin as a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellow. She also received her Bachelor of Arts as a John B. Ervin Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis.

Originally from New York, she graduated from Harvard Law School, where she was a NAACP Legal Defense Fund Earl Warren Scholar.

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced additional members of the Office of the White House Counsel on January 11.

The team will, under the direction of White House Counsel Dana Remus, “help restore faith in the rule of law and the accountability of government institutions,” according to a press release from the Biden-Harris transition.

“My administration has no greater task than restoring faith in American government,” Biden said in the press release.

“Our White House Counsel’s Office will be built upon a foundation of integrity and honesty. This qualified and crisis-tested legal team will ensure that this administration is accountable and always operates in service of the American people.”

Before joining the Biden-Harris transition, McFarlin worked in a legal and operations role for a fashion start-up. Prior to that, she was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP and clerked for Judge Paula Xinis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. McFarlin was also an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Originally from New York, she graduated from Harvard Law School, where she was a NAACP Legal Defense Fund Earl Warren Scholar. Before law school, McFarlin played professional basketball in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Jill Young Miller

Jill Young Miller

As research translator for WashU Olin Business School, my job is to highlight professors’ research by “translating” their work into stories. Before coming to Olin, I was a communications specialist at WashU’s Brown School. My background is mostly in newspapers including as a journalist for Missouri Lawyers Media, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post and the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida.

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