From the Citizen-Times:
The White House on Tuesday nominated Robert J. Conrad Jr. as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Conrad has been chief judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina since 2006 and previously was a partner at the global law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
Conrad also served as the U.S. District Attorney in North Carolina and headed the Campaign Finance Task Force at the Justice Department between 1999 and 2001.
“Bob Conrad has a long history of public service and an excellent reputation as a knowledgeable and fair judge,” said Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. “I look forward to Bob’s quick confirmation by the United States Senate and to having another North Carolinian on the Fourth Circuit bench.”