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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Nominates Carole Schwartz Rendon to Serve as U.S. Attorney

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Carole Schwartz Rendon to serve as U.S. Attorney.

"Through her dedication and accomplishments in public service, Carole Schwartz Rendon has distinguished herself as one of the best and brightest her profession has to offer," President Obama said.  "I am honored to nominate her as United States Attorney and know that she will faithfully and tirelessly pursue justice on behalf of the American people."

Carole Schwartz Rendon: Nominee for United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio

Carole Schwartz Rendon has served as the Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio since February 2016.  She first joined the office in 2009, where she served as the First Assistant United States Attorney from 2010 to 2016 after first briefly serving as Executive Assistant United States Attorney from 2009 to 2010.  Prior to that, Rendon was a partner in the law firms of Giffen & Kaminski, LLC from 2007 to 2009; Kushner & Rendon, L.P.A. from 2003 to 2007; and Messerman & Messerman, Co., L.P.A. from 1998 to 2003.  From 1997 to 1998 she was counsel in the firm of Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.  Rendon served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts as the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Chief from 1994 to 1997 and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Organized Crime Strike Force from 1988 to 1994.  She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Joel M. Flaum on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from 1987 to 1988.  She received her J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in 1987 and her B.A. summa cum laude from Northwestern University in 1984.