Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid introduced Las Vegas attorney Richard Boulware to the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. Below are Senator Reid’s remarks as prepared for delivery.
“Thank you Senator Klobuchar, Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Grassley and members of the committee.
It is a pleasure to be here today to introduce Richard Boulware, nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.
He is an intelligent and talented young lawyer, and I have no doubt he will be a distinguished public servant and a valuable addition to the United States District Court.
“If confirmed, he would be the first African-American man to serve on the U.S. District Court in Nevada.
Richard Boulware has worked as a federal public defender in Nevada since 2007. Before that, he was a federal defender in New York for four years, and worked at Covington & Burling in New York. After growing up in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Boulware attended Harvard University as an undergraduate. He received his law degree from Columbia, where he was on the Columbia Law Review.
“The nominee clerked for the Honorable Denise Cote, District Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. And prior to entering law school, he owned his own consulting business. Mr. Boulware is also very involved in the Las Vegas community. He has served in a leadership role with the NAACP of Las Vegas, where he has been an advocate for voting rights. He has also served as a volunteer attorney for U.S. VETS, an organization that serves homeless veterans of the Armed Forces, since 2009.
“And Mr. Boulware is a past president of the Las Vegas chapter of the National Bar Association. He has extensive experience trying criminal cases in the federal court system. He currently specializes in complex white-collar criminal cases. He received the Medal of Justice award from the State Bar of Nevada in 2012. And he received the Dedicated Service award in 2013 from Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
“I am impressed with Mr. Boulware’s dedication to the state of Nevada, to the Las Vegas community and to the legal profession. He will make an outstanding federal judge for Nevada. And I look forward to his swift confirmation.”