The Senate approved Danny C. Williams, Sr. to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma on Thursday, filling one of the last open U.S. Attorney seats in President Barack Obama’s term.An interim U.S. Attorney, Thomas Scott Woodward, has been serving as the top federal prosecutor in the district since the last Senate-approved U.S. Attorney resigned three years ago, according to a report in the Tulsa World. Disagreement between the Obama administration and Oklahoma’s Republican senators about who should be nominated had slowed the process of confirmation, making Williams’ approval one of the very last in Obama’s term.
Williams has been a partner at Charney, Buss & Williams since 2003. He previously served as assistant district attorney in Tulsa County’s District Attorney’s Office and as an associate at Bodenhamer and Levinson. He is a graduate of Dillard University and the University of Tulsa College of Law.