Ex-O'Melveny Appellate Partner Confirmed To DC Circ.

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed U.S. Principal Deputy Solicitor General and former O'Melveny & Myers LLP appellate group head Srikanth Srinivasan to the D.C. Circuit.

Srinivasan's 97-0 confirmation came fairly quickly after his confirmation hearings opened April 10, in stark contrast to another D.C. Circuit nominee — former Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP lawyer Caitlin Halligan — who endured nearly two-and-a-half years of Republican opposition before President Barack Obama reluctantly pulled her nomination in March.

But Srinivasan's confirmation could have come faster, according to...
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