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President Obama Nominates Zachary Thomas Fardon to Serve as United States Attorney for Illinois

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, President Obama nominated Zachary Thomas Fardon to serve as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

“Today, I am honored to nominate this highly respected legal professional as a United States Attorney,” President Obama said. “Zachary Fardon will be unwavering in his commitment to justice and I am confident he will serve the people of Illinois with excellence.”

Zachary Thomas Fardon:  Nominee for United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
Zachary Thomas Fardon is a partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins and currently serves as the Chair of the Litigation Department in their Chicago office.  Previously, Fardon served as the First Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Tennessee from 2003 to 2006 and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois from 1997 to 2003.  He began his legal career working as an Assistant Public Defender in the Nashville Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office from 1996 to 1997 and as an associate at the law firm of King & Spalding from 1992 to 1996.  Fardon received his J.D. in 1992 from Vanderbilt Law School and his B.A. in 1988 from Vanderbilt University.