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President Obama Nominates Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., to Serve as U.S. Attorney

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, President Obama nominated Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., to serve as U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Louisiana. 

“Kenneth Polite’s legal career has been distinguished and impressive,” said President Obama.  “I am confident that, as a US Attorney, he will be relentless in his pursuit of justice and serve the people of Louisiana with distinction.”

Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.:  Nominee for United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. is a shareholder at the law firm of Liskow & Lewis and currently heads the firm’s White Collar Crime Defense Group.  Previously, Polite served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 2007 to 2010, and as an Associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 2002 to 2006.  He served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 2001 to 2002. Polite received his J.D. in 2000 from Georgetown University Law Center and his A.B. in 1997 from Harvard University.