As expected, 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.

Should the U.S. Senate confirm Haag, she would succeed Joseph Russoniello, a Bush appointee. While some Republican incumbents have resigned once their successor is nominated, it doesn’t appear that will be the case in San Francisco.

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