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Shah, Manish Suresh
Born 1972 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 6, 2014, to a seat vacated by Joan Humphrey Lefkow. Confirmed by the Senate on April 30, 2014, and received commission on May 1, 2014.

Stanford University, B.A., 1994
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1998

Professional Career:
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1998-1999
Law clerk, Hon. James B. Zagel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1999-2001
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 2001-2014; deputy chief, general crimes, 2007-2008; deputy chief, financial crimes & special prosecutions, 2008-2011; chief, criminal appeals, 2011-2012; chief, criminal division, 2012-2014

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, September 19, 2013; no Senate vote


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