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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Judge Michael A. Shipp to Serve on the US District Court

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Judge Michael A. Shipp to serve on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

“I am proud to nominate this outstanding candidate to serve on the United States District Court bench,” said President Obama.  “Judge Shipp has a long and distinguished record of service, and I am confident he will serve on the federal bench with distinction.”

Judge Michael A. Shipp:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Judge Michael A. Shipp is a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of New Jersey, where he has served since 2007.  Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Shipp spent four years in the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, first as Assistant Attorney General in-charge-of Consumer Protection and later as Counsel to the Attorney General.  From 1995 to 2003, Judge Shipp worked as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Newark, New Jersey.  He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable James H. Coleman of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1994 to 1995.  Judge Shipp received his J.D. in 1994 from Seton Hall University School of Law and his B.S. in 1987 from Rutgers University.