Carl M. Buchholz
Carl M. Buckholz is Executive Partner in Blank Rome LLP, a newly created position "designed to groom the future leadership of the firm." Buckholz recently rejoined Blank Rome LLP after a yearlong hiatus working with Secretary Tom Ridge to develop the national strategy for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also serves on the board of directors for the recently created Blank Rome Government Relations LLC (May 2003).
Buckholz served as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary for the Office of Homeland Security (2001-2002).
Buckholz joined the White House from Blank Rome LLP's Philadelphia office. Before leaving the firm to serve at the White House, he was a Partner in the Commercial Litigation Group (1999-2001); Parrtner in the Litigation Department (1993-1999), and an Associate in the Litigation Department.
Buckholz previously served as Special Assistant to U.S. Senator John Heinz (1987-1989). From 1992-1993, he served as Law Clerk to United States District Judge Anita B. Brody, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
He received his education at the University of Pennsylvania, JD, 1992; Legal Research and Writing Instructor at the University of Virginia; and BA with Highest Distinction, 1987 (Phi Beta Kappa).