André Birotte Jr., the chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, has been nominated by President
Birotte, who has served as the U.S. attorney overseeing the nation’s second-largest office since 2010, is a former Los Angeles County deputy public defender who also acted as the
As L.A.'s top federal prosecutor, he reinstalled a public corruption and civil rights unit disbanded by his predecessor and oversaw high-profile probes into the L.A. County jails and into state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon.
"These individuals have demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system," Obama said, according to a White House statement, announcing the nominations of Birotte and Randolph D. Moss to the federal bench in
Birotte will replace Judge Gary Allen Feess, a Clinton appointee, who is retiring.
"I have been very impressed with his performance over the last four years. He has a record of excellence and fairness," she said in a statement. "I am confident he will serve the people of the Central District very well as a U.S. district judge."