U.S. attorney keynote speaker

DOWNEY - Andre Birotte Jr., United States attorney for the Central District of California, will be keynote speaker at the Southeast District Bar Association's dinner April 27 at the Rio Hondo Event Center.Birotte graduated from Tufts University School of Law and spent three years as a deputy public defender in Los Angeles, representing indigent clients charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses. In 1995, he joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, where he investigated and prosecuted numerous violent crimes, fraud and narcotics trafficking cases. He then joined the Quinn Emmanuel law firm, representing clients in white collar crime and commercial litigation matters. In December 2009, President Obama nominated Birotte to serve as U.S. attorney for the Central District of California. He was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in on March 4, 2010. The program begins with a social hour from 6-7 p.m. Cost is $35 for members of the Southeast District Bar Association and $45 for non-members. RSVP is required by April 25 by calling Irma Puente at (562) 868-6787 or (562) 864-4713.

********** Published: April 21, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 1