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President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the United States District Courts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama nominated Theodore David Chuang and George Jarrod Hazel for District Court judgeships.

“Throughout their careers, these nominees have displayed unwavering commitment to justice and integrity,” said President Obama.  “Their records of public service are distinguished and impressive and I am confident that they will serve the American people well from the United States District Court bench.  I am honored to nominate them today.”

Theodore David Chuang: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Theodore David Chuang currently serves as Deputy General Counsel of the United States Department of Homeland Security, where he has worked since 2009.  Previously, Chuang was the Chief Investigative Counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce in 2009 and Deputy Chief Investigative Counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from 2007 to 2009.  He spent three years in private practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP from 2004 to 2007.  From 1998 to 2004, Chuang served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Massachusetts, and from 1995 to 1998, Chuang served as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.  He began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1994 to 1995.  Chuang received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1994 from Harvard Law School and his B.A. summa cum laude in 1991 from Harvard University.

George Jarrod Hazel: Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland

George Jarrod Hazel currently serves as the Chief Deputy State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, a position he has held since 2011.  Before joining the Office of the State’s Attorney, Hazel served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland from 2008 to 2010 and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia from 2005 to 2008.  He began his legal career in private practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Washington, D.C. from 1999 to 2004.  Hazel received his J.D. in 1999 from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. cum laude in 1996 from Morehouse College.

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