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Geovette Washington

Geovette Washington

Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer, University of Pittsburgh

Geovette E. Washington currently serves as Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer at the University of Pittsburgh, a position she has held since August 2015. Prior to joining the University, Washington was General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the White House, a position she held from 2013 to August 2015. In that capacity, she was a member of the OMB senior leadership team for the agency that was charged with the overall budget and management responsibility for the federal government. Prior to that, she served as Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce from April 2010 to May 2013.  Before joining the Department of Commerce, Washington spent fourteen years in the District of Columbia litigation firm of Baach Robinson and Lewis PLLC (now Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss), where she was an associate for four years and a partner for ten years.