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

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, President Obama nominated André Birotte, Jr., and Randolph D. Moss to serve on the United States District Courts.

"These individuals have demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system," said President Obama.  "I am grateful for their willingness to serve and confident that they will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and integrity."

André Birotte, Jr.:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Central District of California
André Birotte, Jr. has served as the United States Attorney for the Central District of California since 2010.  Previously, he worked for the Los Angeles Police Commission, where he was the Inspector General from 2003 to 2010 and an Assistant Inspector General from 2001 to 2003.  From 1999 to 2001, Birotte was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP.  He served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California from 1995 to 1999.  He began his legal career as a Deputy Public Defender in the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office from 1991 to 1995.  Birotte received his J.D. in 1991 from Pepperdine University School of Law and his B.S. in 1987 from Tufts University. 

Randolph D. Moss:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Randolph D. Moss is a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he chairs the firm’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Department.  He rejoined the firm in 2001, after working at the United States Department of Justice from 1996 to 2001.  During his tenure at the Department of Justice, he held several positions in the Office of Legal Counsel: he served as the Assistant Attorney General from 2000 to 2001, as the Acting Assistant Attorney General from 1998 to 2000, and as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General from 1996 to 1998.  Moss worked at the firm then known as Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering from 1989 to 1996.  He began his legal career by serving as a law clerk for Judge Pierre N. Leval of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 1986 to 1987 and for Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court from 1988 to 1989.  Moss received his J.D. in 1986 from Yale Law School and his A.B. summa cum laude in 1983 from Hamilton College.