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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Four U.S. Attorneys

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Laura E. Duffy, Wifredo A. Ferrer, Alicia Limtiaco, and John B. Stevens, Jr. to serve as U.S. Attorneys.

President Obama said, “These distinguished men and women have shown extraordinary commitment and integrity in their pursuit of justice. I am confident they will serve the American people wisely and effectively as United States Attorneys.”

Laura E. Duffy: Nominee for U.S. Attorney, Southern District of California
Laura Duffy has been with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California since 1997, where was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Narcotics Enforcement Section until 2007 when she became the Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Section. Prior to that, Ms. Duffy worked for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice from 1993 until 1997, first as a trial attorney for the Money Laundering Section until 1994, and then as a trial attorney for the Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Section.  Ms. Duffy is a graduate of Iowa State University (1988) and from the Creighton University School of Law (1993).

Wifredo A. Ferrer: Nominee for U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Wifredo Ferrer currently works as an Assistant County Attorney and as Chief of the Federal Litigation Section in the Miami-Dade County’s Attorney’s Office, where he has been since 2006. From 2000 until 2006, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida. Prior to that, he had been Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the United States Attorney General from 1995 until 2000. From 1994 until 1995, Mr. Ferrer was White House Fellow and Special Assistant to the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. From 1991 until 1994, he had been a Litigation Associate with Steel Hector & Davis. From 1990 until 1991 Mr. Ferrer was a law clerk to the Honorable Stanley Marcus of the United States District court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Ferrer is a graduate of the University of Miami (1987) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1990).

Alicia Limtiaco: Nominee for United States Attorney, Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands
Alicia Limtiaco has been the Attorney General of Guam since 2007.  Ms. Limtiaco also served in the Office of the Attorney General of Guam as the Deputy Attorney General from 1994 to 1995 and an Assistant Attorney General from 1991 to 1994, 1995 to 1996, 1998 to 2000.  From 2002 to 2006, she  was a partner at Torres, Limtiaco, Cruz & Sizon, P.L.L.C., which became Limtiaco, Cruz & Sizon, P.L.L.C., in 2004.  Ms. Limtiaco also worked as an associate in Torres, P.C., from 2000 to 2002 and Arriola, Cowan & Arriola from 1996 to 1997.  She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Benjamin J. F. Cruz of the Superior Court of Guam from 1990 to 1991.  Ms. Limtiaco graduated from the University of Southern California in 1985 and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1990.

John B. Stevens, Jr.:  Nominee for U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Texas
John Stevens has been a judge in the Criminal District Court for Jefferson County in Texas since 2007. Prior to that, in 2006, Judge Stevens worked as a private contract attorney. From 1985 until 2005, Judge Stevens was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. From 1981 until 1985, Judge Stevens was an associate at Provost, Umphrey Attorneys. From 1979 until 1981, Judge Stevens was an Assistant Criminal District Attorney for the Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney’s Office in Texas.  Judge Stevens graduated from Lamar University (1974), the University of Houston School of Law (1979), and Syracuse University (2001).