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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Gregg Jeffrey Costa to Serve on the US District Court

WASHINGTON- Today, President Obama nominated Gregg Jeffrey Costa to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

“Gregg Jeffrey Costa is a distinguished individual who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice throughout his career,” said President Obama. “I am grateful for his decision to serve the American people from the District Court bench.”

Gregg Jeffrey Costa:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Gregg Jeffrey Costa has been an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Texas since 2005. He previously worked as an associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in Houston from 2002 to 2005. From 2001 to 2002, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States. The previous year, he was a Bristow Fellow at the Office of the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice. From 1999 to 2000, Costa served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Costa received his J.D. with highest honors in 1999 from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Texas Law Review, and his B.A. in 1994 from Dartmouth College. Prior to attending law school, he taught elementary school from 1994 to 1996 in Sunflower, Mississippi through the Teach for America program.