Federal Judicial Service: Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Nominated on November 4, 2009, to a seat vacated by William W. Wilkins. Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 2010, and received commission on December 22, 2010.
Education: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.S., 1983; New York University School of Law, J.D., 1988; Boston University, M.S., 1993
Professional Career: Prosecutor, defense counsel, and chief review officer, Legal Services Support Section, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1988-1991; Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Washington, D.C., 1991-2000; appellate government counsel, 1991-1995; reserve appellate defense counsel, 1995-2000; Private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1995-2001; Reserve military judge, U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 2000- 2005; Judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 2001-2005; Reserve appellate military judge, U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 2005-2006; Special judge, North Carolina Business Court, 2005-2010