Geovette E. Washington


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Geovette E. Washington is the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer of the University of Pittsburgh, a position she has held since August 2015.  Prior to this role, Ms. Washington served as General Counsel for the Office of Management and Budget from 2013 to 2015.  Ms. Washington was first appointed by the President as a Member to the Administrative Conference of the United States in 2013.  From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Washington was Deputy General Counsel for the Department of Commerce.  Prior to this, she worked at Lewis Baach PLLC (formerly Baach Robinson and Lewis PLLC), as partner from 2000 to 2010 and as an associate from 1996 to 1999.  Ms. Washington was a Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice from 1993 to 1996 and a law clerk for the Honorable Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia from 1992 to 1993.  Ms. Washington received a B.A. from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law.


  • Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Legal Officer, University of Pittsburgh