WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2013 -- President Obama has announced his intent to appoint Beth Heifetz, a partner in the Washington Office of global law firm Jones Day, as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the governing body of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

In an August 12, 2013, statement about Ms. Heifetz and two other Administration appointees, President Obama said, "I am grateful these accomplished individuals have agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years."

Ms. Heifetz is a member of Jones Day's Issues & Appeals Practice, representing clients in constitutional, antitrust, regulatory, and bankruptcy matters. She also has led successful international arbitration teams in commercial disputes, as well as trial teams in cases concerning remedies for constitutional violations. She is a member of the Washington Lawyers Committee for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation.

Jones Day is a global law firm with 40 offices in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world's best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, more than half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500. Jones Day established its Washington Office in 1946. Today, more than 250 lawyers practicing in the antitrust, business practice, government regulation, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, and tax areas are housed in a historic office building across the street from the U.S. Capitol.