Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
|For Immediate Release: |
August 5, 2010
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553
Senate Confirms Melinda Haag as U.S. Attorney for Northern District of California
Boxer Recommended Haag’s Nomination to the White House
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate confirmed attorney Melinda Haag as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California. U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recommended Haag’s nomination to the White House after a thorough interview and vetting process by a bipartisan advisory committee.
Senator Boxer said, “I am so pleased that the Senate unanimously confirmed Melinda Haag to become the top federal prosecutor in San Francisco. She has more than two decades of experience handling white collar crime cases, which will be a tremendous asset to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”
Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee had unanimously approved Haag’s nomination and sent it to the Senate floor, where Haag was approved by unanimous consent, without debate.
Since 2003, Haag has been a partner at San Francisco-based Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in the White Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations Group, which handles cases involving fraud, antitrust violations, environmental crimes, health care fraud and other corporate matters. Before that, she was recruited by former U.S. Attorney and current FBI Director Robert Mueller to serve in the San Francisco U.S. Attorney’s Office, where she headed the White Collar Crime Unit and was the deputy chief of the General Crimes Unit. Haag also has experience as a prosecutor in the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Haag received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego and she earned her law degree at UC Berkeley.
The Northern District of California stretches from the Monterey Coast in the south to California’s northern border with Oregon and from the Pacific Ocean in the west nearly to Sacramento in the east. More than 7.3 million people live in the district.