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CARL J. NICHOLS, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nomination

  • Confirmed: May 22, 2019
  • Nominated: June 7, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Age: 60

Career

  • Partner, WilmerHale (2010-present)
  • Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General, United States Department of Justice (unknown)
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Federal Programs Branch, United States Department of Justice (unknown)
  • partner, Boies Schiller Flexner (unknown)

Education

  • D., University of Chicago Law School (1996)
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of Chicago Law Review
  • A., Dartmouth College (1992)
  • Cum Laude
  • High honors

 Clerkships

  • Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court (2006-2007)
  • Judge Lawrence Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

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Timothy J. Kelly, District of Columbia

Nomination

  • June 7, 2017 – President Trump
  • June 28, 2017 – Hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Confirmed: September 5, 2017
  • Age: 48

Career

  • Counsel, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (2013 – Present)
    • Chief Counsel for National Security
    • Senior Crime Counsel
    • Republican Staff Director, Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
  • S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division (2007 – 2013)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, D.C. (2003 – 2007)
  • Associate, Arnold & Porter (1997 – 2003)
  • Loaned Associate, Legal Aid Society

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1997)
    • Senior Editor, American Criminal Law Review
    • Member, The Federalist Society
  • Duke University, B.A. (1991)
  • Cum Laude
  • Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York City

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Trevor N. McFadden
, District of Columbia

Nomination

  • June 7, 2017 – President Trump
  • Confirmed: October 30, 2017
  • Age: 38

Career

  • Acting Principal Deputy Assistant AG (2017 – Present)
  • Deputy Assistant AG, Criminal Division (2017 – Present)
  • Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP (2013 – 2017)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, D.C. (2009 – 2013)

Education

  • University of Virginia, J.D. (2006)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editor, Virginia Law Review
    • Member, The Federalist Society
  • Wheaton College, B.A. (2001)
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkship

  • Judge Colloton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

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Dabney L. Friedrich
, District of Columbia

Nomination

  • May 8, 2017 – Announcement
  • June 7, 2017 – Nomination
  • June 25, 2017 – Hearing
  • November 27, 2017 – Confirmation
  • Age: 50

Career

  • Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Assistant United States Attorney
    • Southern District of California, Criminal Division
    • Eastern District of Virginia, Criminal Division
  • Chief Crime Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Associate Counsel, President George W. Bush

Education

  • Yale Law School, J.D.
    • Editor, Yale Journal on Regulation
    • Legal Studies Diploma, University of Oxford
  • University of Oxford, Trinity College, B.A.
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Economics

Clerkship

  • Judge Hogan, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Links


   
Katsas, Gregory G.

Nomination

  • September 7, 2017 – President Trump
  • Confirmed: November 28, 2017
  • Age: 52

Career

  • Deputy Assistant and Deputy Counsel to the President, The White House (2016 – Today)
  • S. Department of Justice landing team, Donald Trump presidential transition team (2016)
  • Partner, Jones Day (2009-2016)
  • S. Department of Justice (2001-2009)
    • Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division (2008-2009)
    • Acting Associate Attorney General (2007-2008)
    • Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division (2006-2008)
    • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division (2001-2006)
  • Private practice, Washington, D.C. (1992-2001)
  • Law clerk, Hon. Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States (1990-1991)
  • Law clerk, Hon. Clarence Thomas, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1990-1991)
  • Law clerk, Hon. Edward Becker, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1989-1990)

Education

  • Princeton University B.A. (1986)
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (1989)
    • Executive Editor, Harvard Law Review

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Neomi Rao

Neomi Jehangir Rao, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: November 13, 2018
  • Age: 46

Career

  • Administration, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (2017 – present)
  • Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University (2006 – present)
    • Director and Founder, Center for the Study of the Administrative State (2015 – 2017)
    • Associate Professor with tenure (2012 – present)
    • Assistant Professor (2006 – 2012)
  • Associate Counsel and Special Assistant to the President, The White House (2005 – 2006)
  • Associate, Clifford Chance LLP (2002 – 2005)
  • Counsel for Nominations and Constitutional Law, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (2000 – 2001)

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School; J.D. (1999)
    • High Honors
    • Order of the Coif
  • Yale University; B.A. (1995)
    • cum laude

Clerkships

  • Justice Clarence Thomas, United States Supreme Court (2001 – 2002)
  • Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1999 – 2000)

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