THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES TWO NOMINATIONS TO FEDERAL DISTRICT BENCH
The President today nominated Catherine C. Blake and Andre M. Davis to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Catherine C. Blake, 44, has served since 1987 as a magistrate judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Prior to taking the bench, she worked for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Maryland, serving as First Assistant from 1983 to 1987, with a seven-month period as Acting U.S. Attorney in 1985. After graduating law school, Blake practiced for two years with the Boston firm of Palmer & Dodge. Blake received an A.B. degree from Radcliffe College and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. Currently, she resides in Baltimore with her husband, Frank Eisenberg, and their three children.
Andre M. Davis, 46, has served on the Circuit Court for Baltimore City since 1990, and previously served for three years on the District Court for Baltimore City. Prior to taking the bench, Davis spent three years as a full-time law professor at the University of Maryland; practiced law with the Baltimore law firm of Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman; served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Maryland; and worked as an appellate attorney with the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He also clerked for Judge Frank Kaufman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and Judge Francis Murnaghan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Davis received a B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. degree from the University of Maryland. A Maryland native, Davis resides in Baltimore with his wife, Margaret.
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