NASA General Counsel Paul G. Pastorek today announced
that Doris Wojnarowski, Associate General Counsel for General
Law at Headquarters in Washington, will temporarily assist
the Department of Transportation with the transition of
several agencies to the new Homeland Security Department.

“Doris’ skills are particularly valuable to Headquarters and
the entire agency. However, as part of the Administration’s
team, I could not decline the request,” said Pastorek. “She’s
a natural choice because of her previous experience at the
Transportation Department and the U.S. Coast Guard, which is
one of the agencies targeted to move to Homeland Security.”

Wojnarowski was appointed Associate General Counsel in
February 1998, where she was responsible for providing legal
advice to NASA management in the areas of personnel, equal
employment opportunity, civil rights, environmental law,
fiscal law, ethics, safety, security, real and personal
property, claims, information disclosure, and other general
law matters. She was also responsible for drafting the annual
NASA authorization bill.

From 1996 to 1998, she served as the Chief of the Management
Effectiveness Staff at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, with
responsibility for an array of general management issues.
From 1994 to 1996, she was the Chief of the Coast Guard’s
Office of General Law.

From 1991 to 1994, Wojnarowski was a senior attorney in the
Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Environmental,
Civil Rights, and General Law at the U.S. Department of
Transportation. Wojnarowski was a staff attorney in the Coast
Guard’s Office of General Law from 1986 to 1991. She has
previous legal experience with the U.S. Department of
Education and the Social Security Administration.

Wojnarowski is admitted to the Pennsylvania bar. She is a
graduate of the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Penn.
Wojnarowsk has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from
the University of Pennsylvania and earned a master’s degree
from the university’s Graduate School of Education.