Birotte will replace Judge Gary Allen Feess, a Clinton appointee who retired in March.
In a statement, Sen.
"Throughout his career, Andre Birotte has shown a profound commitment to fairness and the rule of law, and he has earned the respect of the diverse communities of the Central District," she said. "I'm confident that his tenure as U.S. district judge will be equally impressive."
As U.S. attorney, Birotte oversaw a civil rights and obstruction of justice investigation into the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s operation of county jails and a public corruption probe of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello). Also under his watch, the office dropped prosecutions against cyclist
Birotte, 47, is a native of New Jersey. He graduated from Tufts University in 1987 and received his law degree from Pepperdine in 1991.