Obama Taps Ex-Debevoise Partner For NY Federal Bench

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama has nominated current U.S. Department of Energy general counsel and former Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Gregory H. Woods to a judgeship in the Southern District of New York, the White House said Thursday.

Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, in February recommended the Yale Law School-trained attorney to Obama, saying his experience in the public and private sector would make him an excellent choice for the bench.

“I have said time and again that my criteria for judges is guided...
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