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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Robert Okun to Serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, President Obama nominated Robert Okun to serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

“Throughout his career, Robert Okun has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to justice,” said President Obama.  “I am proud to nominate him to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.”

Robert D. Okun:  Nominee for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Robert D. Okun is Chief of the Special Proceedings Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, which handles all post-conviction motions filed in D.C. Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  He also has served as Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for Operations, and as Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney for Professional Development and Legal Policy, and he advises and trains Assistant U.S. Attorneys on issues involving ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct.  Prior to his service at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Okun served as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Office of Consumer Litigation and in the Fraud Section of the Civil Division, as well as in the Office of Policy and Evaluation at the Federal Trade Commission.  Okun earned his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.  Following law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Frank E. Schwelb, then-Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.