Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1998-1999
Law clerk, Hon. James B. Zagel, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1999-2001
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 2001-2014; deputy chief, general crimes, 2007-2008; deputy chief, financial crimes & special prosecutions, 2008-2011; chief, criminal appeals, 2011-2012; chief, criminal division, 2012-2014
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, September 19, 2013; no Senate vote
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