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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Robert A. Salerno to Serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia


WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Robert A. Salerno to serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

“I am pleased to nominate Mr. Salerno to serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia,” said President Obama. “I am confident he will serve the District of Columbia with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”

Robert A. Salerno:  Nominee for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Robert A. Salerno is a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he represents corporations and individual clients in federal criminal investigations and commercial litigation.  He also serves as the pro bono partner for the law firm’s Washington office.  From 2000 to 2006, he was a partner at DLA Piper US LLP (formerly Piper & Marbury).  Throughout his career, he has had a broad civil litigation and white collar criminal defense practice and has litigated in courts in the District of Columbia and throughout the country.  Since 2008, he has served two three-year terms on Hearing Committees of the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility.  For the last four years, he has been a Hearing Committee Chair.  In that role, he leads three-member panels that conduct evidentiary hearings on formal charges of professional misconduct by members of the District of Columbia Bar.  He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1990 and his B.A. with honors from Brown University in 1983.