The following is a media release from Sen. Ed Markey, who was elected by voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to serve the state in Washington DC in the US Senate. He is a Democrat.
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WASHINGTON DC – United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today, December 16, announced they will convene a bipartisan advisory committee to review and provide recommendations on U.S. Attorney candidates for the District of Massachusetts.
Candidates interested in applying for the U.S. Attorney position must submit their applications to the Advisory Committee by December 24, 2020.
The Advisory Committee on United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Nominations will solicit, interview, and comment on applications for the position of U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, the state’s top federal law enforcement officer.
The Advisory Committee comprises distinguished members of the Massachusetts legal community, including prominent academics and litigators, and is chaired by former U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Gertner.
“The Advisory Committee plays an important role ensuring that a highly-qualified, fair-minded, and justice seeking candidate is appointed as U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts,” said Senators Warren and Markey. “We look forward to receiving the committee’s recommendations.”
Applications for the position will be reviewed by Nancy Gertner, former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts; Elissa Flynn-Poppey, former Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Romney and Executive Director of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Office of the Governor of Massachusetts; Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean of the Boston University School of Law; Walter Prince, Partner at Prince Lobel and former president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association; Georgia Katsoulomitis, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute; Jennifer Levi, Professor of Law at Western New England University School of Law and Director of the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) Transgender Rights Project; and John Pucci, Partner and trial lawyer at Buckley Richardson.
Applications must be completed and received by December 24, 2020.