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Brian Stretch, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.

The search is underway to fill the soon-to-be-vacant U.S. attorney slot in the Northern District of California.

Sidley Austin announced Wednesday that current U.S. Attorney Brian Stretch is set to join its San Francisco office in February. A spokesman for the office confirmed that Stretch’s last day in the post will be Saturday and that his temporary replacement is set to be named Sunday. But the search to find a more permanent replacement for the position, which requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate, is underway with the office of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, asserting a lead role according to sources familiar with the process.

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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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