Meet Barbara L. McQuade
By Stephanie Woodrow | December 9, 2009 5:32 pm

Barbara L. McQuade (ICLE).

Barbara L. McQuade (ICLE).

Barbara L. McQuade (University of Michigan, University of Michigan Law School) is nominated to replace  Stephen J. Murphy as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. He served from 2006 to 2008 before resigning to become a federal judge in the district.

Her vitals:

  • Born in Detroit, Mich., in 1964.
  • Has been Assistant U.S. Attorney in the district since 1998.  Also has served as the deputy chief of the office’s national security unit since 2005.
  • Was a law professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law from 2003 to 2009.
  • Worked as an associate attorney at Butzel Long, P.C. in Detroit from 1993 to 1998.
  • Clerked for the Hon. Bernard A. Friedman in the Eastern District of Michigan from 1991 to 1993.
  • Worked as a summer associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago in 1990.
  • Interned in the antitrust division at Justice Department headquarters during the summer of 1990.
  • Was a summer associate at Clark, Klein & Beaumont, P.C. in Detroit in 1989.
  • Worked as a sports writer and copy editor at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle from 1987 to 1988.
  • Has tried 12 cases to verdict. Served as sole counsel on 10 of those cases, chief counsel on one and co-counsel on another.

Click here for her full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.

UPDATE: On her Senate Judiciary financial disclosure McQuade reported assets of $1.5 million (mostly from her three properties valued at a combined $706,000). However, McQuade still owes $175,300 on her personal residence. She has a net worth of $1.3 million.

On her Office of Government Ethics disclosure she reports a $5,000 salary from her job at the  University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.


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