President Barack Obama nominated Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe partner Melinda Haag on Thursday to be the next U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California. Considered a front-runner for the job ever since Obama's election, Haag's nomination moved into the realm of virtual certainty in the past several weeks as the FBI began its background check. In private practice, Haag represented several GCs accused of improperly backdating stock options, and helped win an acquittal for the former CFO of McKesson.
Obama Taps Orrick Partner for U.S. Attorney Post
March 29, 2010