WASHINGTON (AP) _ Andrew Fois, a former chief counsel of the House Judiciary subcommittee on crime, will be nominated to be assistant attorney general for legislative affairs, President Clinton said Friday.

Fois, who worked on the Brady handgun law and crime legislation for several years on Capitol Hill, has spent the last 14 months advising Attorney General Janet Reno and her deputy, Jamie Gorelick, on legislation, including the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act passed last year.