The Post’s Mary Ann Werner made this announcement yesterday:
I am delighted to announce that Eric N. Lieberman is being promoted to Deputy Counsel & Director of Government Affairs. This promotion reflects Eric’s increasingly important role in directing legal matters at the newspaper. In addition to his on-going work for the newsroom and business-side clients, Eric will now manage the bulk of government affairs matters that Carol Melamed handled prior to her retirement this month. He will represent The Post on the Virginia and Maryland-Delaware-D.C. press associations, will handle legislation that affects the newsroom and business departments, and will continue Carol’s legacy of protecting and improving access to government records and proceedings.
Eric came to The Post in 1998 from Williams & Connolly, where he handled a wide variety of litigation, including a number of cases for The Post. Prior to that, he was a law clerk for Chief Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and worked as a legislative assistant to the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Eric is a graduate of Harvard College and received his J.D. from Duke University Law School. Eric lives in Bethesda with his wife, Lauren, his children, Sarah and Josh, and a new puppy named Goldie.