Obama’s Lawyers Make $172,000 or Less
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The Obama administration has released salary information for its 46 staff lawyers.

The highest paid is Gregory B. Craig, whose tiles are Assistant to the President and Counsel to the President. The Yale Law School graduate, who held the same position in the Clinton administration, pulls down $172,200 per year.

Rounding out the top five:


Virginia R. Canter, Counsel: $163,940
Cassandra Butts, Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President: $158,500
Nancy-Ann E. DeParle,  Counsel to the President, Office of Health Car Reform Director: $158,500
Mary B. DeRosa, Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President: $158,500

Those lowest paid, such as Director of Counsel Operations Matthew R. Kennedy, make $62,000 a year.

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