Monday, July 29, 2002
Bush Nominates San Francisco Litigator Jeffrey White to Federal Judgeship
By a MetNews Staff Writer
President Bush has nominated San Francisco lawyer Jeffrey White, a litigation partner at Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe, to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
White, who headed Orrick’s Litigation Department for 15 years, was tapped Thursday to succeed Judge Charles Legge, who retired. White’s practice has focused on employment law, contracts, fraud, white-collar crime, defense of securities law enforcement proceedings, antitrust law, environmental law, and construction disputes.
Prior to joining Orrick, White was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Public Integrity Section. He also served as assistant U.S. Attorney and later as chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.
A graduate of Queens College in New York City, he received his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1970 and was admitted to practice in New York. He was admitted in Maryland the following year and in California in 1978.
He has written and lectured on litigation issues and has taught at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and in the civil trial advocacy program at Boalt Hall School of Law.
Also nominated to federal judgeships Thursday were New York state Supreme Court Justice Sandra Feuerstein to be district judge for the Eastern District of New York and corporate counsel Kent A. Jordan to be district judge for the District of Delaware.
Feuerstein, the daughter of a federal immigration judge, has been a state judge since 1983 and was named to the Supreme Court Appellate Division in 1999. (The New York Supreme Court serves as both a trial court of general jurisdiction and an intermediate appellate court.)
Jordan, vice president and general counsel of the Corporation Service Company, is a former assistant U.S. attorney and practiced intellectual property and commercial law before assuming his present position.
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