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For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Another Key Administration Post, 12/22/09

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate John Nalbandian as a member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute.

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual today:

John Nalbandian, Nominee for Member, Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute
John Nalbandian is a partner in the Litigation Department of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.  He concentrates on appellate and general litigation in state and federal courts and is a member of the firm's Appellate Practice.  Mr. Nalbandian has represented clients in a wide range of legal areas including antitrust, products liability, intellectual property, employment, white collar crime, and class actions. He also has extensive experience in administrative and international law.  Mr. Nalbandian is a member of the Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and District of Columbia Bars, Ohio State Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky, and the Northern Kentucky Tri-Ed Board of Directors.   He was selected by Cincinnati Magazine as a 2005, 2006, and 2007 Super Lawyers Rising Star and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Appellate Law. He has also been certified by the Ohio State Bar Association as a specialist in Appellate Law.  Previously, Mr. Nalbandian worked for four years at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in the Issues and Appeals Section of the Litigation Group.  Prior to that, he clerked for one year for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif and managing editor of the Virginia Law Review, and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.