Thursday, August 4, 2011
Obama Nominates Vietnam-Born Lawyer to U.S. District Judgeship
By a MetNews Staff Writer
President Obama on Tuesday nominated a 41-year-old Vietnam-born attorney to serve as a district judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
If confirmed by the Senate, Miranda Du would fill the judgeship left vacant when U.S. District Judge Roger L. Hunt took senior status in May.
In 1994, Du joined the firm of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP, where she became a partner in 2002. She now serves as chair of the firmís Employment-Labor Law Group. Her cases have included appeals to the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Du was born in Ca Mau, Vietnam, received her undergraduate degree, in economics and history from UC Davis and her law degree from UC Berkeley.
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