President Donald Trump has nominated Thomas L. Kirsch II, a private practice attorney for a Chicago-based firm, to fill the vacant U.S. attorney slot in the Northern District of Indiana.
A White House release detailed Kirsch's experience as follows:
Kirsch is currently a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, where his practice focuses on complex litigation and corporate investigations. Previously, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana and as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy. Mr. Kirsch clerked for the Honorable John Daniel Tinder of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He received his B.A. from Indiana University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Clifford Johnson, a first assistant U.S. attorney, has served in an interim role since the resignation of David Capp early this year.
Kirsch must be confirmed by the Senate before assuming the position of top prosecutor.
In all, the White House announced six U.S. attorney nominations on Friday. It was the third wave of such announcements, as the Administration looks to fill dozens of U.S. attorney openings across the nation.