The United States of America president elect, Joe Biden has appointed another Nigerian, Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo as one of his legal advisers at the White House. This is coming after he had earlier named Adewale Adeyemo as the deputy treasury secretary.
According to Bloomberg, Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo, who will be associate counsel, served as ethics counsel in the same office toward the end of the Obama administration. She currently works for Democrats on the House committee with oversight over the government’s COVID-19 response.
President-elect Joe Biden named more than 20 lawyers to his White House counsel’s office, where they will help the new president revise ethics standards and put his imprint on the federal bench.
The attorneys draw on expertise in civil rights, health, and environmental law, all topics that Biden has also said will be focal points in his administration. They offer a broad array of firm, in-house, and government experience, including in President Barack Obama’s Justice Department and firms such as WilmerHale LLP, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.