Sept. 11, 2018: William J. McGinley was appointed as a White House Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. McGinley was previously a Deputy Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary. McGinley received his bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of California at Los Angeles and his master of arts degree in history from California State University at Long Beach. He received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School in 1997. After law school, McGinley worked as the Deputy General Counsel at the Republican National Committee (RNC), and as the Counsel to the Standing Committee on Rules of the RNC. He also worked as the General Counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. McGinley also previously worked for the law firm Patton Boggs, where he was named a partner and the co-chairman of the Election Law Practice Group. After that, he worked as a partner at the Jones Day law firm.