The U.S. Senate confirmed Georgia Attorney Michael Brown to be the next U.S. District Court judge to be on the Northern District of Georgia bench, by a vote of 92-0. The seat has been vacant for 1270 days, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Brown is a former assistant U.S. attorney in both Georgia and Florida. He co-leads the government and internal investigations team as a practicing attorney with Alston & Bird LLP.
Judge Julie Carnes was elevated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit which caused the seat to be vacant. Currently, there are 39 district court nominees pending in the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson from Georgia spoke in favor of Brown’s nomination:
“Michael Brown is a great lawyer, federal prosecutor and outstanding citizen of our state whose experience will serve him well on the federal bench,” said Isakson. “I gave him my highest recommendation at his confirmation hearing, and I applaud him and the Senate on his confirmation.”