Nannette Jolivette Brown

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Nannette Jolivette Brown
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Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Assumed office
May 15, 2018
Preceded byKurt D. Engelhardt
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Assumed office
October 4, 2011
Appointed byBarack Obama
Preceded byStanwood Duval
Personal details
Born1963 (age 55–56)
Lafayette, Louisiana
EducationUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette (B.A.)
Tulane University Law School (J.D., LL.M)

Nannette Jolivette Brown (born 1963) is the Chief United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. She previously served in the role of city attorney for the city of New Orleans from the time that Mayor Mitch Landrieu hired her in May 2010 until becoming a federal judge in 2011. As city attorney, Brown was responsible for all city contracts and oversaw all legal matters for the city.

Early life and education[edit]

Brown received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1985, and then attended Tulane Law School, where she received a Juris Doctor in 1988 and a Master of Laws in Energy and Environment in 1998.[1][2]

Career[edit]

From 1988 to 1992, Brown practiced corporate and environmental litigation at the firm of Adams & Reese LLP, From 1996 to 1998 she was working for the Onebane Law Firm. From 2000 to 2003, Brown was employed by Milling, Benson, Woodward LLP. Between 2004 and 2007, she practiced at the firm Chaffe McCall LLP[3] and again with this firm from 2009 until 2010.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Brown was nominated to fill the seat of Judge Stanwood Duval by President Barack Obama on March 2, 2011.[3] The United States Senate confirmed her by unanimous consent on October 3, 2011.[4] She received her judicial commission the following day.[2] She became Chief Judge on May 15, 2018 after Kurt D. Engelhardt was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President Obama Names Three to the United States District Court". The White House Office of the Press Secretary. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
  2. ^ a b c "Brown, Nannette Jolivette – Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  3. ^ a b Tilove, Jonathan (March 2, 2011). "President Barack Obama nominates Jolivette-Brown for federal court opening". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans Net LLC. Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  4. ^ http://judiciary.senate.gov/nominations/112thCongress.cfm
  5. ^ "New Chief Judge for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana" (Press release). United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. May 15, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2018.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Stanwood Duval
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
2011–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Kurt D. Engelhardt
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
2018–present