U.S. President Biden Announces Two New Nominees to Serve as U.S. Attorneys

The White House

The President is announcing two new nominees to serve as U.S. Attorneys. These are officials who will be indispensable to upholding the rule of law as top federal law enforcement officials.

These individuals were chosen for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism, their experience and credentials, their dedication to pursuing equal justice for all, and their commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice.

The President has proposed a budget that would significantly increase funding for law enforcement as part of a comprehensive approach to tackling the rising crime rate this administration inherited last year.

The President has also launched a comprehensive effort to take on the uptick in gun crime that has been taking place since 2020-putting more cops on the beat, supporting community prevention programs, and cracking down on illegal gun trafficking. Confirming U.S. Attorneys as the chief federal law enforcement officers in their district is important for these efforts.

The President has now announced 67 nominees to serve as U.S. Attorneys.

United States Attorney Announcements

  1. Ismail J. Ramsey: Nominee for United States Attorney for the Northern District of California

Ismail J. Ramsey is a founding partner of Ramsey & Ehrlich LLP in Berkeley, California, where he has worked since 2006. Mr. Ramsey previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California from 1999 to 2003. From 1997 to 1999 and 2003 to 2005, he was an associate at Keker & Van Nest LLP in San Francisco, California. Mr. Ramsey served as a law clerk for then-Chief Judge Harry T. Edwards on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Ramsey received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1996, his M.B.A from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996, and his A.B. from Harvard College in 1989. Mr. Ramsey is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

2. Kate E. Brubacher: Nominee for United States Attorney for the District of Kansas

Kate E. Brubacher served as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Jackson County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from 2016 to August 2022. From 2012 to 2016, Ms. Brubacher was an associate at Cooley LLP in New York, New York. From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Brubacher was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, New York. She was an analyst with Essex Management Company in New York, New York from 2010 to 2011. Ms. Brubacher received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2010, her M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School in 2007, and her B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University in 2003. Ms. Brubacher was raised in North Newton, Kansas.

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