11/30/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Secretary Of State: Greg Craig?

Greg Craig, who served in the Clinton administration as both Presidential Counsel and as a senior adviser to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, is a strong contender to become Secretary of State in an Obama administration. As the ABA Journal wrote recently:

Why not a lawyer for State? To Washington insiders, Craig is smart, smooth, more widely experienced and more level-headed than most. After all, he's a protégé of quintessential insiders Edward Bennett Williams and Joseph Califano. As senior adviser to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, he was director of policy planning, and served quietly as a go-between on Tibetan issues between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government. As a staffer for Ted Kennedy in the mid-1980s, he played a key role in getting economic sanctions imposed against the apartheid government of South Africa, and he later represented Elián González's father in the controversial 2000 custody battle.

Read more about Greg Craig courtesy of his law firm Williams & Connolly.