Michael Scudder, a litigation partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Chicago, was confirmed Monday for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Scudder, whose practice focused on tax-related matters, accounting and white-collar disputes, was the Trump administration’s nominee to replace Richard Posner, who retired. Scudder’s nomination sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee in March. The vote Monday evening was 90-0.

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