THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES RAYMOND C. FISHER AND ADALBERTO JOSE JORDAN TO THE FEDERAL BENCH
The President today nominated Raymond C. Fisher to be a Judge on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California and Adalberto Jose Jordan to be a Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Raymond C. Fisher, a native of California, has been the Associate Attorney General, the third highest ranking official at the U.S. Department of Justice, since 1997. From 1968 to 1997, he was a litigation attorney in private practice in Los Angeles, first at Tuttle & Taylor, and then at Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe. In 1990, Mr. Fisher served as Deputy General Counsel for the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department (the Christopher Commission). He served on the Los Angeles Police Commission from 1995 to 1997, chairing it from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Fisher received his B.A. degree in 1961 from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his LL.B. degree from Stanford Law School in 1966, where he was President of the Stanford Law Review. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and for the Honorable William J. Brennan, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Adalberto Jose Jordan, of Miami, Florida, has served in the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of Florida since 1994 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Deputy Chief and Chief of the Appellate Division, and Special Counsel for Legal Policy to the U.S. Attorney. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, he was a litigation associate and partner with the firm of Steel, Hector & Davis from 1989 to 1994. Mr. Jordan received his B.A. degree in 1984 from the University of Miami and his J.D. degree in 1987 from the University of Miami School of Law. Following law school he clerked for the Honorable Thomas Clark of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from 1987 to 1988, and then for the Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1988 to 1989.