The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nominations of Terrence Berg and Danny C. Williams, Sr. to the federal bench in the Eastern District of Michigan and U.S. Attorney slot in Oklahoma’s Northern District, respectively. Both nominees were advanced by a roll call vote.
Berg was nominated to the federal bench in April, after serving in the Michigan U.S. Attorney’s office for nearly his entire career. This year he served in the Justice Department’s Professional Misconduct Review Unit and reviewed the botched prosecution of the late Alaskan Sen. Ted Stevens. He graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1986.
Williams is slotted to fill the Northern District of Oklahoma U.S. Attorney position, the only spot left unfilled by President Barack Obama. Williams was nominated to the position alongside now-U.S. Attorney for Michigan’s Eastern District Patrick Miles, who took office last week.
Williams has been a partner at Charney, Buss & Williams since 2003. He previously served as Assistant District Attorney in the Tulsa County’s District Attorneys office and as an associate at Bodenahimer and Levinsons and Riggs, Abney, Neal Turpen, Orbinson & Lewis. He received his undergraduate degree from Dillard University in 1988 and earned his J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1991.