March 28, 2012
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Washington, D.C.— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on the confirmation of Miranda Du to be a U.S. District Court Judge for Nevada.Du will serve as the first Asian-American federal judge in Nevada's history:
"I am very pleased that Miranda Du has been confirmed to serve on the U.S. District Court for Nevada," said Reid. "I'm impressed by Du's extensive litigation experience and her unquestionable devotion to the state of Nevada.
"Born in Vietnam, Du came to the United States when she was in the third grade.Her academic achievements and extremely successful legal career are a true American success story.I am confident she will serve with honor and fairness on Nevada's bench and will be an excellent federal judge."
Miranda Du is a partner in the law firm of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP, in Reno, Nevada, where she specializes in complex civil litigation and employment law.She joined the firm in 1994 following law school and became a partner in 2002.Du has appeared before federal and state courts in all phases of litigation, including appeals before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.She received her J.D. in 1994 from the University of California at Berkeley's Boalt School of Law and her B.A. in 1991 from the University of California at Davis.
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