Michael Chertoff is returning to the Senate Banking Committee as special counsel for the upcoming Whitewater hearings. Mr. Chertoff, a lawyer with New York's Latham & Watkins, served as counsel to the Republicans during last year's Whitewater inquiry.

Mr. Chertoff, a Harvard-trained lawyer, clerked for Supreme Court Justice William Brennan and served as U.S. Attorney for New Jersey. As U.S. Attorney he directed major investigations into political corruption and prosecuted executives at several New Jersey thrifts.

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