Andre Birotte, Jr. (Tufts University, Pepperdine University School of Law) has been nominated to replace Thomas P. O’Brien as the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. O’Brien resigned Sept. 1, 2009, to join the white-collar criminal defense practice in the Los Angeles offices of the Paul Hastings law firm. The Los Angeles-based district’s acting U.S. Attorney is George S. Cardona.
- Born in Newark, N.J., in 1966.
- Has been the Los Angeles Police Commission’s inspector general since May 2003.
- Served as the the police commission’s acting inspector general from December 2002 to May 2003.
- Was an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law from August 2003 to May 2004.
- Worked as the Los Angeles police commission’s assistant inspector general from April 2001 to November 2002.
- Was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges in Los Angeles from November 1999 to April 2001.
- Served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles from January 1995 to August 1999.
- Worked as a Los Angeles County deputy public defender from December 1991 to December 1994.
- Was a volunteer law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Los Angeles from January 1991 to April 1991.
- Worked as a legal intern in the San Diego County public defender’s office from May 1990 to August 1990.
- Was a law clerk at Kohrs & Fiske in Santa Monica, Calif., during the summer of 1989.
- Worked as a law clerk at Bross, Strickland, Cary & Grossman in Newark, N.J., from July 1987 to July 1988.
- Received the Wind Beneath My Wings Award from the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives in 2008.
- Has tried approximately 40 criminal jury trials. Of those, he was sole counsel in 35 and co-counsel in five. He also tried one civil jury trial as co-counsel.
Click here for his full Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire.
On his Office of Government Ethics disclosure, Birotte reports earning $330,000 from his inspector general job. Also noted is $2,200 he earned from Train West Hollywood for work as a personal fitness trainer. Check out his trainer profile page.
UPDATE: On his Senate Judiciary financial disclosure, Birotte reported assets valued at $1 million, mostly from $750,000 in real estate. He reported liabilities of $594,000. His net worth is $407,100.