Obama Taps Latham Partner For Chicago US Atty Post

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Latham & Watkins LLP white-collar partner Zachary T. Fardon to be the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, a year after storied prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald stepped down from the post.

“Today, I am honored to nominate this highly respected legal professional as a United States attorney,” Obama said in a statement. “Zachary Fardon will be unwavering in his commitment to justice and I am confident he will serve the people of Illinois with excellence.”

If his nomination...
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