Wednesday, January 16, 2019

BREAKING, READ: Mike Liburdi, Gov. Ducey's Counsel, Nominated For Federal Judgeship

The White House announced tonight that it was nominating Mike Liburdi to fill one of the (two) judicial vacancies for the U.S. District Court in Arizona. Liburdi was Governor Ducey's General Counsel for the past four years. 

Here is the White House's announcement
Michael T. Liburdi of Arizona, to serve as District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. Michael Liburdi is a shareholder in the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P., where he serves as Chair of the Phoenix Litigation Practice. His practice focuses on complex commercial and constitutional litigation, as well as campaign finance and election procedure compliance. Mr. Liburdi also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he teaches Election Law. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Liburdi was General Counsel to Arizona Governor Douglas A. Ducey, advising the Governor and his staff on legal policy and compliance matters. After graduating from law school, Mr. Liburdi served as a law clerk to Vice Chief Justice Ruth McGregor of the Supreme Court of Arizona. Mr. Liburdi received his B.S., summa cum laude, from Arizona State University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
There is still one District Court vacancy for Arizona, and Arizona is also the only District for which the Administration has not nominated a U.S. Attorney. Further, the Administration had nominated Phoenix Magistrate Bridget Bade for a judgeship on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last year, but that nomination was not approved by the Senate before the end of the year. She will now have to be re-nominated.

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