David B. Barlow (Brigham Young University, Yale Law School) is nominated to be the Utah U.S. Attorney. He would replace Brett L. Tolman, who served as the district’s U.S. Attorney from 2006 until the end of 2009. The acting U.S. Attorney in Utah is Carlie Christensen, who was Tolman’s first assistant.
- Born in 1971 in Provo, Utah.
- He is currently an aide to Sen. Michael Lee (R-Utah), serving as the general counsel and chief counsel, Judiciary Committee. He has worked for Lee, a first term Tea Party-supported senator, since January.
- Worked for Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago. Was an associate (2000-2006) and a partner (2006-2010).
- Was an associate for Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP in Chicago from 1998-2000.
- Was an extern in New Haven for Hon. Peter Dorsey, a District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut, from 1997-1998.
- Was a summer associate at Lewis and Roca LLP in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1997.
- Was a summer associate at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Phoenix, Ariz. in 1997.
- Was an extern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut in New Haven from 1996 until 1997.
- Was a summer associate at Locke Lord Lissell & Biddell LLP in Chicago, Ill. in 1996.
- Was the Truman Scholar Intern to the Policy Director at the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child Support Enforcement in the summer of 1995.
- Was named in a Legal 500 recommendation for Sidney Barlow LLP.
- Received the Pro Bono Advocates’ (now the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic) Lawyer of the Year Award in 1999 for pro bono work on behalf of domestic violence victims in Chicago.
- Graduated with a 4.00 GPA and was 1st in his class at BYU.
- Member of the Defense Research Institute, 2000-2010.
- Was on hired on retainer by pharmaceutical companies, and a “very large producer of industrial energy and military products” to handle various cases throughout the country.
- Estimates that he spent roughly 100-200 hours donating his services to David Ayala, a prisoner at the TAMMS Supermax prison Illinois. Ayala pursued civil rights and due process claims in federal court with the help of Barlow.
- Has tried 16 cases to verdict in courts of record; 5 as chief counsel, 11 as associate counsel.
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