Obama nominates US attorney for NJ

May 15, 2009 12:51:47 PM PDT
President Barack Obama says he intends to nominate a former Justice Department lawyer to be the next U.S. attorney for New Jersey. Paul J. Fishman was recommended for the post by New Jersey's two Democratic U.S. senators, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez. Following Friday's announcement, the senators praised Fishman's integrity and judgment.

Fishman has 14 years' experience with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Department of Justice. He is a partner with Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman, where he handles civil and white-collar cases.

If confirmed by the Senate, Fishman will succeed Christopher Christie, who served under George W. Bush and resigned in December to seek the Republican nomination for governor in New Jersey.

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