U.S Courthouse Northern District of Georgia and Sam Nunn Federal Office Complex (Photo: John Disney/ALM) U.S Courthouse Northern District of Georgia and Sam Nunn Federal Office Complex (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he plans to nominate Steven Grimberg to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Grimberg is a managing director and general counsel of Nardello & Co., where he heads the global investigation firm’s Atlanta office. Nardello handles internal investigations for bribery, corruption, white collar litigation, political risk assessment and other matters. It has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Milan and Dubai, according to its website.

Before joining Nardello in 2018, Grimberg prosecuted white collar crimes as an assistant U.S. attorney and deputy chief of the Economic Crimes Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. Previously, he was a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Tax Division. He is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, teaching courses on criminal procedure, criminal law and trial advocacy. He received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law and B.A. from the University of Florida, according to the White House news release.

Georgia’s two Republican members of the U.S. Senate immediately applauded the news, releasing a joint statement.

“Steven Grimberg’s record of public service in the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of Georgia demonstrates his thorough understanding of the law and his dedication to upholding it,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia. “His experience with cybercrime is particularly important in light of the growing prevalence of identity theft and related crimes, and I look forward to working with him during his nomination process in the Senate.”

“President Trump has made an excellent choice in selecting Steven Grimberg to serve as a judge for the Northern District Court of Georgia,” said David Perdue, R-Georgia. “Throughout his extensive legal career as a federal prosecutor, including seven years as an assistant U.S. attorney in Atlanta, Mr. Grimberg has served Georgians and the country with distinction. Steven Grimberg is immensely qualified for this role, and I am delighted to work with him through the confirmation process.”