Federal Judicial Service: Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware. Nominated by George W. Bush on July 25, 2002, to a seat vacated by Roderick R. McKelvie. Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 15, 2002. Service terminated on December 15, 2006, due to appointment to another judicial position. Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Nominated on June 28, 2006, to a seat vacated by Jane R. Roth. Confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 2006, and received commission on December 13, 2006.
Education: Brigham Young University, B.A., 1981; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1984
Professional Career: Law clerk, Hon. James L. Latchum, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, 1984-1985; Private practice, Delaware, 1985-1987, 1992-1997; Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Delaware, 1987-1992; Adjunct professor, Widener University School of Law, 1995-1996, 2006-; Vice president and general counsel, Corporation Service Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1998-2002; Adjunct professor, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 2003-; Adjunct professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2005-