Ex-Thompson & Knight Atty Tapped For Federal Bench

Law360, New York (July 29, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama has nominated a white collar defense lawyer who helped open the San Antonio office of Thompson & Knight LLP to replace disgraced Judge Samuel Kent on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Marina Garcia Marmolejo, now a partner at trial firm Reid Davis LLP, was tapped Wednesday to fill the post vacated by Judge Kent, who resigned in June 2009 after pleading guilty to lying about sexually harassing two assistants.

In addition to white collar defense, Marmolejo specializes in...
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