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Thu Oct 22, 2020, 06:59 AM

Trump Announces Judicial Nominees; October 21, 2020

NOMINATIONS & APPOINTMENTS

President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees

Issued on: October 21, 2020

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate:

Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to serve as Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Thomas Kirsch is the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, where he serves as the chief Federal law enforcement officer for the District. Before becoming United States Attorney in 2017, Mr. Kirsch was a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, with a practice focused on complex litigation and corporate investigations and served in various positions in the Department of Justice, including as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Indiana and as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy. Mr. Kirsch served as a law clerk for Judge John Daniel Tinder of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He received his B.A., with highest distinction, from Indiana University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Joseph L. Barloon, of Maryland, to serve as Judge on the United States Court of International Trade

Joe Barloon currently serves as General Counsel of the Office of the United States Trade Representative and Acting Deputy United States Trade Representative. Mr. Barloon was previously a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he ligated a wide range of cases in Federal courts across the country and handled enforcement matters before Federal and State administrative agencies. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Barloon served as a law clerk for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He received his A.B. from Harvard College, his M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D., summa cum laude, from Georgetown Law School.

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