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Nielson, Howard Curtis, Jr.

Born 1968 in Provo, UT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on January 23, 2019, to a seat vacated by Brian Theadore Stewart. Confirmed by the Senate on May 22, 2019, and received commission on June 12, 2019.

Brigham Young University, B.A., 1992
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1997

Professional Career:

Law clerk, Hon. J. Michael Luttig, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1997-1998
Law clerk, Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States, 1998-1999
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1999-2001, 2005-2019
U.S. Department of Justice, 2001-2005; special assistant to the deputy attorney general, 2001; counsel to the Attorney General, 2001-2003; deputy assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel, 2003-2005
J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2007-2014; lecturer, 2007-2009; distinguished lecturer, 2009-2014
Legal consultant, The Boeing Company, 2008-2014

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, September 28, 2017; no Senate vote