12.13.17

Senator David Perdue Introduces Atlanta-Based U.S. Circuit Judge Nominee In Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) introduced Judge Lisa Branch, of Atlanta, President Trump’s nominee to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Atlanta-based Eleventh Circuit, in her confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Transcript:

“I’m proud to be here today to introduce an outstanding Georgian, Judge Lisa Branch, who has been nominated by President Trump to fill a vacancy on the Atlanta-based Eleventh Circuit. Judge Branch has enjoyed a distinguished legal career and has served with distinction on the bench.

Judge Branch has served as a judge on the Court of Appeals of Georgia since 2012. She graduated from Emory University School of Law with distinction in 1994 and went on to serve as a law clerk to Judge J. Owen Forrester of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Georgia. Between 2004-2008, Judge Branch served as the Associate General Counsel for Rules and Legislation at the Department of Homeland Security and then as Counselor to the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the Office of Management and Budget. She then went on to become a partner in the commercial litigation department at Smith, Gambrell, & Russell in Atlanta before taking her seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

I’m very proud to support Judge Branch’s nomination and to welcome her father, David, her mother, Ginny, and all her family members and friends who have traveled to be with her today in support. I applaud the President for his selection of such an impressive Georgian to fill this seat on the federal bench.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.