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Jamie S. Gorelick (pronounced /ɡəˈrɛlɪk/; born May 6, 1950) is an American attorney and judicial officer who was Deputy Attorney General of the United States during the Clinton administration. She was appointed by former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle to serve as a commissioner on the bipartisan National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, which sought to investigate the circumstances leading up to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Gorelick grew up in Great Neck, New York where she attended South High School. She obtained her B.A. (magna cum laude) from Harvard University in 1972, where she was designated Radcliffe Orator, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) (cum laude) from Harvard Law School in 1975.

Gorelick joined the Washington, D.C. law firm Miller, Cassidy, Larroca and Lewin in 1975 and worked for them as a litigator until 1993, except for 1979 to 1980 when she was an assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. Gorelick was president of the District of Columbia Bar from 1992 to 1993.

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