President Donald J. Trump Announces Eighteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Eighteenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees, and Thirteenth Wave of United States Marshall Nominees

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 10, 2018

President Donald J. Trump Announces Eighteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees,
Eighteenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees, and Thirteenth Wave of
United States Marshall Nominees.

Today President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate an eighteenth
wave of judicial nominees, an eighteenth wave of United States Attorney
nominees, and a thirteenth wave of United States Marshall nominees as follows:

Joseph F. Bianco of New York, to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Second Circuit.Joseph Bianco serves as a U.S. District Judge for
the Eastern District of New York, where he has served since 2006. He also serves
as an adjunct professor at the St. John’s University School of Law. Prior to his
confirmation and appointment by President George W. Bush, Judge Bianco served as
Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Senior Counsel in the Criminal Division of
the Department of Justice, where he oversaw the Division’s counterterrorism
efforts. He also served for nine years as an Assistant United States Attorney
for the Southern District of New York, including for two years as Chief of the
Organized Crime and Terrorism Unit. After graduation from law school, Judge
Bianco clerked for Judge Peter K. Leisure of the U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of New York. Judge Bianco received his B.A.,magna cum laude,
from Georgetown University, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he
served on theColumbia Law Review.

Michael H. Park of New York, to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of
Appeals for the Second Circuit.Michael Park is a partner in the New York City
office of Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC, where his practice focuses on a broad
range of litigation and securities enforcement matters. He represents clients in
litigation in a wide array of subject areas, including securities, criminal,
commercial, administrative, and constitutional law. He also serves as an adjunct
professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University, where he
teaches the Supreme Court Clinic. Prior to joining Consovoy McCarthy Park, Mr.
Park was a partner at an international law firm and an Attorney Advisor in the
Office of Legal Counsel. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Park clerked for
then-Judge Samuel A. Alito of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit,
and he later clerked for Justice Alito on the Supreme Court of the United
States. Mr. Park received his A.B. from Princeton University,magna cum laude,
and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as Managing Editor of theYale
Law Journal.

Patrick J. Bumatay of California, to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.Patrick Bumatay is an Assistant United States
Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California,
where he is a member of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces
Section. He is currently detailed to the Office of the Attorney General, where
he serves as Counselor to the Attorney General on various criminal issues,
including the national opioid strategy and transnational organized crime. Mr.
Bumatay has also served in other positions in the Department of Justice,
including the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, the Office of the Associate
Attorney General, where he was responsible for overseeing various aspects of the
Department’s civil enforcement programs, and the Office of Legal Policy. Upon
graduation from law school, Mr. Bumatay served as a law clerk for Judge Timothy
M. Tymkovich of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Court. He also
clerked for Judge Sandra L. Townes of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of New York. Mr. Bumatay received his B.A., cum laude, from Yale
University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the National
Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA), the National Asian Pacific
American Bar Association, the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association, and the Federal
Bar Association.

Daniel P. Collins of California, to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.Daniel Collins is a partner in the Los Angeles,
California, office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where his practice focuses on
appellate litigation in the Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, and the California
Supreme Court. Mr. Collins has argued 36 cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit, including two before the en banc court, and four cases in the
California Supreme Court. Prior to joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Collins served as
an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he
worked extensively on the Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the
Exploitation of Children Today (PROTECT) Act of 2003, which included provisions
to combat child pornography and child abuse and to reform federal sentencing
laws. Mr. Collins has also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S.
Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and as an Attorney
Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel. Upon graduation from law school, Mr.
Collins clerked for Judge Dorothy W. Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit, and he later clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme
Court of the United States. Mr. Collins received his A.B. from Harvard College,
summa cum laude, and his J.D., with distinction, from Stanford University, where
he served on theStanford Law Review.

Kenneth Kiyul Lee of California, to serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.Kenneth Lee is a partner in the Los Angeles,
California, office of Jenner & Block LLP, where his practice focuses on
appellate litigation and internal investigations, and where he serves on the
firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. He has briefed and argued appeals in
multiple federal courts of appeals, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the
Second, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits. He also maintains an active pro bono
practice, providing free legal representation to indigent and incarcerated
clients. Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Lee served as Associate Counsel to
President George W. Bush and as an associate with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen &
Katz. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Lee clerked for Judge Emilio M. Garza
of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mr. Lee received his A.B.
from Cornell University, summa cum laude, and his J.D.,magna cum laude, from
Harvard Law School.

Stanley Blumenfeld of California, to serve as District Judge on the U.S.
District Court for the Central District of California.Stan Blumenfeld is a judge
on the Los Angeles Superior Court, currently assigned to the Felony Trial Court
and serving as the Assistant Supervising Judge for the Northeast and Central
Districts. He also teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern
California School of Law and teaches a course in Constitutional Criminal
Procedure and Remedies. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Blumenfeld was a
partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he served as Co-Chair of the Healthcare
and Environmental Law practice groups, and was an Assistant United States
Attorney for the Central District of California. Upon graduation from law
school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Judge Blumenfeld received his B.A. from SUNY
Binghamton, an M.A. in Spanish from New York University, and his J.D., Order of
the Coif, from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he served as
Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Law Review.

Brian C. Buescherof Nebraska, to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District
Court for the District of Nebraska.Brian Buescher is a partner in the Omaha,
Nebraska, office of Kutak Rock LLP. At Kutak Rock, he leads the firm’s
agribusiness litigation practice, with extensive experience in agribusiness,
environmental, food law, real estate, product liability, class action, banking,
and insurance litigation matters. Mr. Buescher has served as the Chair of both
the Nebraska Bar Association’s Agricultural and Environmental Law Sections, and
is an active member of the Omaha community, serving on the Board of Directors of
the Downtown Omaha YMCA. He received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska,
with honors and high distinction, and his J.D. from the Georgetown University
Law Center.

Clifton L. Corker of Tennessee, to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District
Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.Clifton Corker serves as a United
States Magistrate Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Tennessee. Prior to his appointment to the bench in 2015, Judge Corker had his
own law firm, the Law Office of Clifton Corker in Johnson City, Tennessee.
There, he maintained a diverse practice, handling matters as varied as complex
civil litigation and capital murder cases. Upon graduation from law school,
Judge Corker clerked for then-Magistrate Judge Cynthia Kinser of the U.S.
District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Judge Corker received his
B.B.A. from James Madison University and his J.D. from William & Mary Law
School.

Philip M. Halpern of New York, to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District
Court for the Southern District of New York.Philip Halpern is managing partner
of Collier, Halpern, Newberg & Nolletti LLP, where his practice focuses on
commercial, employment, real estate, and securities litigation. He is also an
adjunct professor at the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University,
teaching “The Anatomy of a Trial: The Burden of Proof.” Upon graduation from law
school, he clerked for Judge Irving Ben Cooper of the U.S. District Court for
the Southern District of New York. Mr. Halpern received his B.S., magna cum
laude, from Fordham University, and his J.D. at Elizabeth Haub School of Law at
Pace University.

Thomas Marcelle of New York, to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District
Court for the Northern District of New York.Thomas Marcelle is a judge on the
Cohoes City Court. Prior to joining the court, he served as Chief Counsel to the
Albany County Sherriff’s Office and Albany County Attorney, where he oversaw the
litigation of civil matters and prosecution of criminal matters. Mr. Marcelle
also enjoyed a long, prestigious career in private practice; his practice
focused on constitutional litigation, with a focus on election and
constitutional issues. He also served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights
Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, responsible for enforcing the Civil
Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act. Mr. Marcelle received his B.A. from
Bowdoin College and his J.D.,magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he
served on the Cornell Law Review.

Matthew W. McFarland of Ohio, to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District
Court for the Southern District of Ohio.Matthew McFarland is a judge on the Ohio
Fourth District Court of Appeals. He also is an adjunct professor for Shawnee
State University and formerly taught constitutional law at Capital University.
Judge McFarland previously served as the Magistrate in Scioto County Common
Pleas Court Probate/Juvenile Division and as Chairman of the Ohio Association of
Magistrates, Juvenile Section. Prior to serving on the bench, Judge McFarland
was a Scioto County Assistant Prosecutor and acted as Special Counsel for the
Ohio Attorney General. He was also a Licking County Assistant County Prosecutor.
Judge McFarland received his B.A.,cum laude, from Capital University, and his
J.D. from Capital University Law School.

Jeremy B. Rosen of California, to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District
Court for the Central District of California.Jeremy Rosen is a partner in the
Los Angeles, California, office of Horvitz & Levy LLP. His practice focuses on
appellate litigation, primarily in the Ninth Circuit, California Supreme Court,
and California Courts of Appeals. He specializes in First Amendment cases, with
expertise in both the Speech and Religion Clauses, and is a California Bar
Certified Appellate Specialist. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Rosen
clerked for Judge William Matthew Byrne, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the
Central District of California, and he later clerked for Judge Ferdinand F.
Fernandez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Rosen received
his B.A.,magna cum laude, from Cornell University and a J.D. and L.L.M., magna
cum laude, from Duke University School of Law, where he served on theDuke Law
Journal.

Mark C. Scarsi of California, to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District
Court for the Central District of California.Mark Scarsi is a partner in the Los
Angeles, California, office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy LLP. There he
serves as the Chair of the firm’s Global Intellectual Property Practice and the
Los Angeles office’s Managing Partner. Prior to entering the legal profession,
Mr. Scarsi worked for seven years as a software engineer, designing and
developing detection and signal processing computer systems for U.S. defense
applications. Mr. Scarsi received his B.S. and M.S. from Syracuse University,
and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Aaron L. Weisman of Rhode Island, to serve as the United States Attorney for the
District of Rhode Island. Mr. Weisman is currently an Assistant Attorney General
and the Chief of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s criminal appeals unit. Mr.
Weisman has held that position since January 1993 and under four attorneys
general. He previously served as a special assistant attorney general in the
criminal appeals unit. During Mr. Weisman’s tenure at the Rhode Island Attorney
General’s Office, he has represented Rhode Island’s criminal justice interests
before the Supreme Court of Rhode Island in hundreds of felony cases, including
the appellate litigation of many of Rhode Island’s most consequential criminal
justice matters. Mr. Weisman also oversees the Rhode Island Attorney General’s
post-conviction relief unit, responsible for ensuring the just and orderly
processing of collateral attacks on felony judgments of conviction, and has
appeared in federal court, including an appearance before the Supreme Court of
the United States, to defend Rhode Island’s interest in the finality of its
criminal convictions. Prior to Mr. Weisman’s employment with the Rhode Island
Attorney General, he worked for Jones Associates, a Providence law firm
specializing in appellate practice. Mr. Weisman received his B.A. from Brandeis
University and his J.D. from Cardozo School of Law.

Gary B. Burman of Kentucky, to serve as the United States Marshal for the
Western District of Kentucky.Mr. Burman is a Lieutenant with the Louisville
Metro Police Department (LMPD) where he has served for 37 years. Mr. Burman
began his law enforcement career as a Patrol Officer in 1980. In 1989, he
accepted a position as a Special Agent with the FBI for one year. He returned to
LMVP in 1990 and rose through the ranks to hold positons as Third Platoon
Commander, Criminal Intelligence Unit Commander, Special Response Team
Commander, and currently, as Commander of the Dignitary Protection and Threat
Assessment Units. Mr. Burman holds a B.S. in Commerce for the University of
Louisville.

Douglas J. Strike of Iowa, to serve as the United States Marshal for the
Northern District of Iowa.Mr. Strike served as Chief of Police for the City of
Iowa Falls Police Department from 2001 to 2006. He served with the Chickasaw
County Sheriff’s Office from 1977 to 2001, first as a Deputy Sheriff, and in
1981 as Chief Deputy for a period of 20 years. Additionally, Mr. Strike served
with the City of Nashua Police Department as Chief of Police from 1974 to 1977.
He is a past President of the Iowa Sheriffs and Deputies Association, as well as
a former board member of the Iowa Chiefs of Police and Peace Officers
Association. Mr. Strike is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and holds an
Associate’s Degree in Police Science from Hawkeye Institute of Technology.

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