President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Haywood Stirling Gilliam, Jr., to serve on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Washington, DC - Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Haywood Stirling Gilliam, Jr., to serve on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

“I am pleased to nominate Mr. Gilliam to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama. “I am confident he will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”

Haywood Stirling Gilliam, Jr.:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Haywood Stirling Gilliam, Jr., has been a partner at Covington & Burling LLP since 2009, where he is Vice-Chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group.  From 2006 to 2009, he was a partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP.  Gilliam was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of California from 1999 to 2006, during which time he served as Chief of the Securities Fraud Section from 2004 to 2006.  He worked at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen from 1995 to 1998 and served as a law clerk to Judge Thelton E. Henderson of the United States District Court for the Northern District Court of California from 1994 to 1995.  Gilliam received his J.D. in 1994 from Stanford Law School and his B.A. magna cum laude in 1991 from Yale University.

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