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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Mark A. Barnett to Serve on the U.S. Court of International Trade

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Mark A. Barnett to serve on the United States Court of International Trade.

“I am proud to nominate this outstanding candidate to serve on the United States Court of International Trade,” said President Obama.  “Mr. Barnett has a long and distinguished record of service, and I am confident he will serve on the court with distinction.”

Mark A. Barnett:  Nominee for the United States Court of International Trade

Mark A. Barnett has been Deputy Chief Counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the United States Department of Commerce since 2005 and has worked as an attorney in the same office since 1995.  From 2008 to 2009, Barnett was detailed to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, where he served as Trade Counsel for the Subcommittee on Trade.  Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Barnett was an associate at the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson from 1988 to 1995.  He received his J.D. cum laude in 1988 from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A. magna cum laude in 1985 from Dickinson College.