Schiff Hardin Atty Among 3 Obama Picks For District Courts

Law360, Los Angeles (April 30, 2013, 9:08 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday tapped Schiff Hardin LLP attorney Sara Lee Ellis, U.S. attorney's office lawyer Colin Stirling Bruce and former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Andrea R. Wood for Illinois federal court judgeships.

“I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates for the federal bench,” Obama said in a Tuesday statement. “They will be distinguished public servants and valuable additions to the [U.S.] district court.”

Earlier this month, he nominated Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP partner and former U.S. prosecutor Vernon...
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