Elizabeth Pugh has enjoyed a 36-year distinguished career in government service. For the past 16 years, she has served as general counsel of the Library of Congress, managing a team of attorneys and overseeing all legal operations for the Library. With three buildings on Capitol Hill (and several offsite locations), 850 miles of shelves, 3,600 employees and a collection of more than 155 million items, the Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world. It's also the home of the U.S. Copyright Office and the Law Library of Congress, and serves as the research arm of Congress.
Pugh previously served as general counsel for the National Archives and Records Administration, where she played a significant role in the resolution of a case that resulted in the opening of tape recordings made by former President Richard Nixon.