President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Haywood Stirling Gilliam, Jr. and Jeanne E. Davidson

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

President Obama also announced his intent to nominate Jeanne E. Davidson to serve on the United States Court of International Trade

“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.

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.

Jeanne E. Davidson:  Nominee for the United States Court of International Trade

“I am proud to nominate this outstanding candidate to serve on the Court of International Trade,” said President Obama.  “Ms. Davidson has a long and distinguished record of service, and I am confident she will serve on the federal bench with distinction.”

Jeanne E. Davidson is the Director of the Offices of Foreign Litigation and International Legal Assistance as well as the International Trade Field Office in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the Civil Division at the United States Department of Justice.  Previously, Davidson worked for more than 25 years in the National Courts Section of the Commercial Litigation Branch, where she served in various leadership roles, including as Director from 2007 to 2013.  From 1992 to 1993, Davidson served as Associate General Counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative.  She began her legal career as an associate at Steptoe & Johnson from 1980 to 1986.  Davidson received her J.D. in 1980 from the New York University School of Law and her A.B. in 1976 from the University of California at Berkeley.  She is currently the President of the Federal Circuit Bar Association.