Former FBI General Counsel Renominated to Bench
By Main Justice staff | January 18, 2013 2:52 pm

Former FBI General Counsel Valerie E. Caproni has been renominated to the federal bench.

Caproni, who served as the FBI’s top in-house lawyer from 2003 to 2011, was nominated by President Barack Obama last November as a judge in Southern District of New York federal court. If confirmed, she would fill the seat left open by U.S. District Judge Richard Holwell, who resigned from the bench last February.

The Senate did not act on Caproni’s nomination last year, and it expired at the end of the 112th Congress. Senate records show she was among some 30 judge nominees to be put forward again in the 113th Congress, which opened on Jan. 3.

Caproni was succeeded at the FBI by former Jenner & Block LLP partner Andrew Weissmann in 2011. She is also a former deputy general counsel at Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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