Federal Judicial Service:
U. S. District Court, District of Delaware
Nominated by George W. Bush on July 25, 2002, to a seat vacated by Roderick R. McKelvie; Confirmed by the Senate on November 14, 2002, and received commission on November 15, 2002. Service terminated on December 15, 2006, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on June 28, 2006, to a seat vacated by Jane R. Roth; Confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 2006, and received commission on December 13, 2006.
Brigham Young University, B.A., 1981
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1984
Associate, Potter Anderson & Corroon, 1985-1987
Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, 1987-1992
Associate/Partner, Morris James Hitchens & Williams, 1992-1997
Adjunct Professor of Law, Widener University School of Law, 1995-1996
V.P./General Counsel, Corporation Service Company, 1998-2002
Adjunct Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University, 2003-present
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania, 2005-present