Carl Nichols, ’96: Nominated to Serve as a District Judge on the US District Court for the District of Columbia

President Donald J. Trump Announces Fifteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Fourteenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees, and Ninth Wave of United States Marshal Nominees

If confirmed, Carl J. Nichols of Washington, D.C., will serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  Carl Nichols is currently a Partner and Vice Chair of the Government and Regulatory Litigation Practice Group at the Washington, D.C., office of WilmerHale, where he also serves on the firm’s management committee. Before entering private practice, Mr. Nichols served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Federal Programs Branch of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division, and later as the Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General. In recognition of his government service, he was awarded numerous awards, including the Attorney General’s Medallion. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Nichols was a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Nichols served as a law clerk to Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and then as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Nichols earned his B.A., cum laude and with high honors in his major, from Dartmouth College, and his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.

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