U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte|Confirmed as Federal Judge

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Los Angeles U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
     Birotte, who has been the U.S. attorney in California’s Central District since 2010, will take the seat of Gary A. Feess, who took senior status in March.
     Birotte was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District from 1995 to 1999. He was inspector general for the Los Angeles Police Department from 2003 to 2010.
     He was a deputy public defender for Los Angeles County from 1991 to 1994, and an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges from 1999 to 2001.
     A native of Newark, N.J., Birotte got his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in 1987 and his J.D. from Pepperdine University in 1991.
     The Central District, based in Los Angeles, had 15,798 new case filings in fiscal year 2013: an average of 564 new cases for each of its 28 judges.

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