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Special Asst. To The Prez Pops Up At National Journal

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Michael Gottlieb, associate White House counsel, special asst. to President Obama and NPR Ari Shapiro‘s husband, has joined Atlantic Media‘s National Journal

His new title: Executive Director of the Policy Brands Roundtable, a division of Atlantic Media that helps companies improve how their brands are perceived by policy makers in D.C.

80feb8eb418a88e64abfcb95857295f4The Policy Brands Roundtable was created in 2013.

“Michael’s various talents and deep experience across all corners of the policy world, the legal community, the military, and the healthcare industry make him an ideal leader for the Policy Brands Roundtable,” said National Journal Group CEO Tim Hartman in a release Wednesday. “I know he will be an amazing asset to our hundreds of members as we continue to help them maximize brand value and communicate the issues they care about most to leaders in Washington.”

Some fun facts about Gottlieb (pictured to the right of Shapiro) culled from the statement:

  • He’s advised the President and his senior advisers on a broad range of issues affecting the Executive Branch.
  • In the course of his career in law, policy, and academia, Gottlieb has advised all three branches of federal government and in the private and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Before working for Obama, Mr. Gottlieb practiced law before the U.S. Supreme Court, clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and taught at various colleges and universities.
  • He is a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and previously worked as a consultant, advising corporate boards and executives.
  • He’s a Yale man nearly all the way — with degrees from Yale College, Yale Law School, Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of London.
  • He’s received awards from the LGBT Bar Assoc., the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the U.S. Air Force Air University, and Judge Advocate General’s School.
  • He lives in Washington, DC.