May 19, 2017: Jeffrey A. Rosen was confirmed as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S Department of Transportation by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Rosen, of Virginia, was nominated on March 7, 2017. Rosen is a senior partner at Kirkland and Ellis LLP, a firm that he has been associated with for nearly thirty years, with the exception of two appointments. From 2006 to 2009, Rosen was the General Counsel and Senior Policy Adviser at the White House Office of Management and Budget, and from 2003 to 2006, he was the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation. At Kirkland and Ellis, Rosen has focused on business litigation and regulatory matters involving contracts, antitrust, securities, RICO, business torts, enforcement actions and product liability. Rosen received his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1982.