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Biographical information on 2 top Obama aides

Saturday - 4/27/2013, 11:58am  ET

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2011, file photo Lisa Monaco speaks during a Justice Department news conference with FBI Director Robert Mueller, right, in Washington. After one of his most strenuous weeks as President Barack Obama went to his residence when an urgent email brought him rushing back to the Oval Office. "They have him in custody. It is white hat," now White House counterterrorism adviser Monaco emailed White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, a reference to the cap that 19-year-old Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was wearing in surveillance video that led to his capture. Soon Monaco was briefing the president in person on the developments. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

The Associated Press

Biographical information for two senior aides who are advising President Barack Obama on the latest developments in the Boston Marathon investigation and who are longtime friends, having first met around the time of the Sept. 11 attacks:

NAME -- Lisa Oudens Monaco.

BIRTH DATE -- Feb. 25, 1968.

EDUCATION -- Bachelor of arts in American history and literature, Harvard University, 1990; law degree, University of Chicago, 1997

EXPERIENCE -- Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Jane Roth, 1997-1998; counsel to Attorney General Janet Reno, 1998-2001; assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 2001-2007; assistant U.S. attorney on the Enron Task Force, 2004-2006; aide to FBI Director Robert Mueller, 2006-2009; associate deputy attorney general, 2009-2010; principal associate deputy attorney general, 2010-2011; assistant attorney general for national security, 2011-2013; assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for homeland security, 2013


NAME -- Kathryn Helen Ruemmler.

BIRTH DATE -- April 19, 1971.

EDUCATION -- Bachelor of arts in English, University of Washington, 1993; law degree, Georgetown University Law Center, 1996

EXPERIENCE: Clerk to now-former U.S. Circuit Judge Timothy K. Lewis, 1996-1997; associate at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, 1997-2000; associate counsel to President Bill Clinton, 2000-2001; assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, 2001-2007; deputy director of the Enron Task Force, 2005-2007; partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, 2007-2009; principal associate deputy attorney general at the Justice Department, 2009-2010; principal deputy counsel to President Barack Obama, 2010-2011; White House counsel, 2011-present.

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