David B. Barlow

David Bruce Barlow (born 1971) is a United States District Judge of the District of Utah and a former United States Attorney for the same district.

David B. Barlow
David B. Barlow US Attorney.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
Assumed office
January 6, 2020
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byClark Waddoups
United States Attorney for the District of Utah
In office
October 5, 2011 – July 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byBrett Tolman
Succeeded byJohn W. Huber
Personal details
Born1971 (age 48–49)
Provo, Utah, U.S.
EducationBrigham Young University (BA)
Yale Law School (JD)

EducationEdit

Barlow graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995 and received his Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School in 1998.[1][2]

Legal careerEdit

Barlow began his career as an associate at Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP from 1998 to 2000. From 2000 to 2010, he worked at Sidley Austin; first as an associate from 2000 to 2006, and then as a partner from 2006 to 2010.[1] In 2011, he served as general counsel and chief Judiciary Committee counsel to United States Senator Mike Lee.[2]

U.S. Attorney for the District of UtahEdit

On August 2, 2011, Barlow was nominated to be the United States Attorney for the District of Utah. He was confirmed by voice vote on September 26, 2011.[3] He resigned from the Department of Justice in July 2014.

Return to the private sectorEdit

From 2014–2017, Barlow was again a partner at Sidley Austin. He was Vice President for compliance for Walmart’s Health and Wellness businesses from 2017–2018 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Barlow returned to Utah in 2018, when he became a partner in Dorsey & Whitney's Trial and Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations Practice groups. Barlow worked at Dorsey & Whitney until becoming a judge.[4]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On May 29, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Barlow to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah.[2] On June 12, 2019, his nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Barlow to the seat vacated by Judge Clark Waddoups, who took senior status on January 31, 2019.[5] On July 17, 2019, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[6] On October 17, 2019, his nomination was reported out of committee by a 19–3 vote.[7] On December 3, 2019, the Senate invoked cloture on his nomination by a vote of 88–4.[8] On December 4, 2019, the full Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 88–4.[9] He received his judicial commission on January 6, 2020.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "President Obama Nominates David B. Barlow to Serve as U.S. Attorney". August 2, 2011. Archived from the original on January 19, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2019. Alt URL
  2. ^ a b c "President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees and United States Marshal Nominee". The White House. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  3. ^ "PN866 – Nomination of David B. Barlow for Department of Justice, 112th Congress (2011–2012)". www.congress.gov. September 26, 2011. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  4. ^ "Former U.S. Attorney David Barlow Joins Dorsey in Salt Lake City". www.businesswire.com. October 16, 2018. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "Six Nominations and Two Withdrawals Sent to the Senate", White House, June 12, 2019
  6. ^ "Nominations", United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for July 17, 2019
  7. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – October 17, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  8. ^ "On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture: David B. Barlow to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Utah)". Senate.gov. December 3, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation: David B. Barlow, of Utah, to be U.S. District Judge of the District of Utah)". United States Senate. December 4, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.

External linksEdit

Legal offices
Preceded by
Brett Tolman
United States Attorney for the District of Utah
2011–2014
Succeeded by
John W. Huber
Preceded by
Clark Waddoups
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Utah
2020–present
Incumbent