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David Anderson, formerly of Sidley Austin. (Photo: Jason Doiy/Courtesy photo.)

President Donald Trump today nominated Sidley Austin partner David Anderson to be the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.

Anderson, who previously served as the office’s second-in-command under Joseph Russoniello, had been considered a front-runner for getting the nod. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, however, he’ll be the face of federal law enforcement in a region where the president’s signature immigration policies are politically unpopular.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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