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Justice Department Troubleshooter Nominated to Federal Bench
Posted By Elizabeth Murphy On April 25, 2012 @ 7:20 pm In News | Comments Disabled
Terrence Berg, a longtime federal prosecutor in Detroit, has been nominated to serve as a judge in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Berg has served in the Michigan U.S. Attorney’s office for almost his entire career. He is currently on detail with the professional misconduct unit in the department’s Office of the Deputy Attorney General.
After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986, Berg served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Anthony Alaimo in the Southern District of Georgia. In 1987, he became an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
He then joined the U.S. Attorney’s office in Detroit as an assistant U.S. attorney. From 1999 to 2003, he served as chief of the high tech crime unit with the Michigan Department of the Attorney General. More recently, from 2008 to 2010, Berg was interim U.S. Attorney for the Detroit office. In 2010 he served as acting First Assistant U.S. Attorne y in the Middle District of Georgia, where he was dispatched to bring order to an underperforming office.
Berg was honored  in 2010 with the Superior Performance in a Managerial or Supervisory Role for his efforts boosting morale and productivity in Georgia.
Berg had been considered a front runner for the U.S. Attorney post in Detroit, but President Barack Obama nominated Barbara McQuade in 2009. McQuade was sworn into office in January 2010.
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