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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release September 28, 1999
                    RICHARD LINN AND THOMAS L. AMBRO
                          TO THE FEDERAL BENCH

     The President today nominated Richard Linn to the U.S. Court of

Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Thomas L. Ambro to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Richard Linn, of McLean, Virginia, has been a partner and practice group leader at Foley & Lardner since 1997. Prior to joining Foley & Lardner, Linn was a partner at Marks & Murase LLP from 1977 to 1997; a partner at Imirie, Smiley & Linn from 1974 to 1977; and a partner at Stepno, Schwaab & Linn from 1973 to 1974. He was also an associate at Stepno & Neilan from 1972 to 1973 and a patent advisor at the Office of Naval Research, Naval Air Systems Command from 1971 to 1972. From 1970 to 1971, Linn was an associate at Brenner, O'Brien, Guay & Connors and was a patent agent and associate at the Law Offices of Anthony A. O'Brien from 1969 to 1970. In addition, Linn was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from 1965 to 1968. He received his B.E.E. in 1965 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his J.D. in 1969 from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Thomas L. Ambro, of Wilmington, Delaware, has been a member of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. since 1982. Prior to joining Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. as an associate in 1976, Ambro served as a law clerk to the Honorable Daniel L. Herrmann, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware from 1975 to 1976. Ambro received his B.A. in 1971 from Georgetown University and his J.D. in 1975 from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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