President Obama Nominates Two to Serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Steven Nathan Berk and Judge Elizabeth Carroll Wingo to serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
“I am pleased to nominate Mr. Berk and Judge Wingo to serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia,” said President Obama. “I am confident they will serve the District of Columbia with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
Steven Nathan Berk: Nominee for the Superior Court for the District of Columbia
Steven Nathan Berk is a principal and founder of Berk Law, where he litigates consumer protection issues on behalf of consumers and represents whistleblowers in cases under the False Claims Act. Prior to starting his own practice, Berk was a partner at several Washington, D.C. law firms including Chavez & Gertler LLP (2007 – 2009), Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP (2005 – 2007), and Jenner & Block LLP (1996 – 2002). In addition, from 2002 to 2004, Berk served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iHappen Interactive, a social networking platform. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia from 1990 to 1995, and he worked as staff attorney in the Office of the General Counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1989 to 1990. From 1987 to 1989, Berk was an associate in the Chicago office of Jenner & Block LLP. Berk began his career as an associate at Isham, Lincoln & Beale, then a law firm in Chicago, Illinois. He received his J.D. cum laude from Boston College Law School in 1985, his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics in 1982, and his A.B. with honors from Washington University in St. Louis in 1981.
Judge Elizabeth Carroll Wingo: Nominee for the Superior Court for the District of Columbia
Judge Elizabeth Carroll Wingo has served as a Magistrate Judge on the Superior Court for the District of Columbia since 2006. From 2004 to 2006, she served as Chief of the Criminal Section in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, and in 2006, she served as the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for Public Safety. Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, from 1999 to 2004, Judge Wingo served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. From 1998 to 1999, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable T.S. Ellis, III of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Judge Wingo began her career as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1997 and her A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1992