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Former law clinic professor nominated for federal judgeship

March 4, 2011

Nannette Jolivette-Brown, J.D., LL.M., former visiting assistant clinical professor in the Loyola University College of Law’s Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, has been nominated by President Barack Obama for a federal judgeship in the eastern district of Louisiana. Jolivette-Brown currently serves as city attorney in New Orleans, appointed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, J.D. ’85, H ’05.

"I am proud to nominate these three outstanding candidates to serve on the United States District Court bench," the president said in a statement this week. "They all have long and distinguished records of service, and I am confident they will serve on the federal bench with distinction."

Jolivette-Brown, plus two other women, were nominated this week by the President. If confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first African-American woman to serve in the Eastern District. She was nominated last November by Senator Mary Landrieu.

She has more than 20 years experience leading and managing teams of attorneys and experts in winning complex litigation averting exposure to millions of dollars in liability. As a partner with Chaffe McCall, L.L.P., in New Orleans, she focused on environmental law and regulation, toxic tort litigation and commercial litigation. As a mediator, she has mediated over 100 disputes. She writes and speaks on environmental issues and on mediation as an alternative resolution to disputes.

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