President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the United States District Courts
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, President Obama nominated Judge Dale A. Drozd and LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall to serve on the United States District Courts.
“I am honored to put forward these highly qualified candidates for the federal bench,” President Obama said. “They will be distinguished public servants and valuable additions to the United States District Court.”
Judge Dale A. Drozd: Nominee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
Judge Dale A. Drozd has served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of California since 1997 and as Chief Magistrate Judge since 2011. From 1986 to 1997, Judge Drozd was a partner at Blackmon, Drozd & Snellings (formerly Blackmon & Drozd). Previously, he was an associate at Hallinan, Osterhoudt & Poplack from 1982 to 1985. Judge Drozd began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Lawrence Karlton of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California from 1980 to 1982. Judge Drozd received his J.D. (Order of the Coif) in 1980 from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and his B.A. magna cum laude in 1977 from San Diego State University.
LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall: Nominee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall is a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Previously, she worked as an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP from 2005 to 2010 and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP from 2000 to 2005. DeArcy Hall has served as a Commissioner on the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission since 2011, and she also served as a Commissioner on the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics from 2012 to 2014. From 1995 to 1997, DeArcy Hall served in the United States Air Force. She received her J.D. magna cum laude in 2000 from Howard University School of Law and her B.A. in 1992 from Antioch College.