The Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed the nomination of Dechert L.L.P. lawyer Cheryl A. Krause to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Krause, 46, a former assistant U.S. attorney in Manhattan and a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy after graduating from law school, was nominated by President Obama in February.
As a litigator at Dechert, Krause represented major banking institutions, media companies, private equity firms, and other interests in various government investigations. She also handled large-scale internal investigations for companies and argued a number of appeals court cases.
Before Monday's vote, she had to undergo stringent winnowing and win the support of Pennsylvania's senators, Pat Toomey, a Republican, and Robert P. Casey, a Democrat.