The Senate Judiciary Committee approved two U.S. Attorney nominees by voice vote at its meeting Thursday.
Zane D. Memeger (Eastern District of Pennsylvania): The partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney was nominated April 14. He would succeed Pat Meehan, who resigned as U.S. Attorney in 2008. Read more about Memeger here.
David Fein (Connecticut): The partner at Wiggin and Dana was nominated Feb. 4. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and was an associate White House counsel to President Bill Clinton. He would replace acting U.S. Attorney Nora Dannehy, who herself was a candidate for the presidential nomination. Read more about Fein here.
The committee has now approved 47 of President Barack Obama’s U.S. Attorney nominees, 41 of whom have won Senate confirmation. The panel has yet to schedule votes for another 19 would-be U.S. Attorneys.