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Vincent Cohen Selected for D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission

July 16, 2021

By Jeremy Conrad

Vincent CohenThe D.C. Bar Board of Governors has unanimously approved the appointment of Vincent H. Cohen Jr., a partner at Dechert LLP, to the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (JNC).

Cohen has a long history of service to the District. A former acting U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Cohen also served as that office’s principal assistant U.S. attorney for five years. He helped establish and expand its Cyber Unit and served as a member of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his professional accomplishments and is recognized as a leading attorney in the area of white-collar crime and government investigations.

"The D.C. court system is unique and, as a native Washingtonian, it is an honor to be able to help the president in the selection of judges and chief judges for one of the most well-respected and influential court systems in the country. I cannot think of a better way to continue to give back to the residents of Washington and members of the Bar than by promoting and carrying out the mission of the JNC,” Cohen said.

The JNC screens, selects, and recommends to the president of the United States candidates for appointment to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The JNC also appoints the chief judges for both courts.

The commission, chaired by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, comprises seven members, two of whom are appointed by the D.C. Bar Board of Governors. Two additional members are appointed by the D.C. mayor, and the remaining three are each appointed by the U.S. president, the D.C. Council, and the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Members are appointed for a six-year term, except for the president-appointed member, who serves for five years.

Learn more about the JNC here.

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