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For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Two to Serve as District Court Judges

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Obama nominated Jeffrey Alker Meyer and Timothy L. Brooks to serve as district court judges.

“I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates for the federal bench,” President Obama said.  “They will be distinguished public servants and valuable additions to the United States District Court.

Jeffrey Alker Meyer:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
Jeffrey Alker Meyer has been a professor of law since 2006 at Quinnipiac University School of Law and a visiting professor of law since 2010 at Yale Law School, where he co-teaches the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic.  Previously, Meyer served as senior counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq from 2004 to 2005.  He was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004, serving as the Appeals Chief from 2000 to 2004.  Prior to becoming a federal prosecutor, Meyer was an associate at two law firms in Washington, D.C. and was a staff attorney for Vermont Legal Aid.  From 1991 to 1992, Meyer clerked for Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the Supreme Court of the United States and, from 1989 to 1990, he clerked for the Honorable James L. Oakes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Meyer received his J.D. in 1989 from Yale Law School and his B.A. summa cum laude in 1985 from Yale College.

Timothy L. Brooks:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Timothy L. Brooks is currently a partner with the Fayetteville, Arkansas law firm Taylor Law Partners, LLP.  Brooks joined the law firm as an associate in 1989 and has spent his entire 24-year legal career at the firm, becoming a partner in 1993.  His practice focuses on representing individual plaintiffs and corporate clients in complex civil litigation in both federal and state courts, with an emphasis on commercial and medical malpractice cases.  Brooks grew up on a farm in Washington County, Arkansas and received his B.S.B.A. in 1986 from the University of Arkansas and his J.D. with honors in 1989 from the University of Arkansas School of Law.