A Philadelphia-based partner at the law firm Dechert L.L.P. became the Obama administration's latest nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Wednesday.
If confirmed by the Senate, Cheryl Ann Krause, 46, will fill one of two vacancies on the court, which hears appeals from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
"Cheryl Ann Krause has displayed exceptional dedication to the legal profession through her work, and I am honored to nominate her," President Obama said in a statement.
Krause, who also serves as outside counsel for the Philadelphia Board of Ethics and a board member for the good-government watchdog group Committee of Seventy, did not return calls for comment Wednesday.