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President Obama Nominates Edward C. DuMont for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Edward C. DuMont to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  DuMont is currently a partner in the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr (WilmerHale).

“Ed DuMont has distinguished himself throughout his legal career in both the public and private sectors,” said President Obama.  “He possesses a keen intellect and a commitment to fairness and integrity that will serve him well as a judge on the Federal Circuit.”

Edward Carroll DuMont: Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Ed DuMont is a partner in the law firm of WilmerHale where his practice consists primarily of Supreme Court and appellate litigation and encompasses a diverse array of subjects.  Prior to joining WilmerHale, DuMont spent more than seven years as a Supreme Court advocate on behalf of the United States as an Assistant to the Solicitor General.  DuMont also served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General. Throughout his career, he has argued eighteen cases before the Supreme Court and briefed many more.  Before serving as an Assistant to the Solicitor General, DuMont was in private practice.

DuMont was born and raised in northern California.  He graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1983 and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society following his sophomore year.  He received his J.D. with distinction from Stanford University School of Law in 1986, where he earned several honors including the Order of the Coif. 

Following law school, DuMont clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Posner on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  After his clerkship, he was awarded a Luce Scholarship, which allowed him to spend a year working at a law firm in Bangkok, Thailand.