As a follow-up to this post, President Barack Obama has officially nominated Peter F. Neronha to be US Attorney for the District of Rhode Island, amongst a batch of 4 nominations made today.
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today nominated the following individuals as United States Attorneys:
· Daniel G. Bogden, District of Nevada
· Deborah K. Gilg, District of Nebraska
· Timothy J. Heaphy, Western District of Virginia
· Peter F. Neronha, District of Rhode Island
“These fine men and women have demonstrated the extensive knowledge of the law and deep commitment to public service Americans deserve from their United States Attorneys,” President Obama said. “It is with the utmost confidence in their ability and integrity that I nominate them for the weighty task of pursuing justice on behalf of the American people.”
Peter F. Neronha, Nominee for U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island
Peter Neronha has been an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Rhode Island for the past seven years. Prior to that, Neronha served in the Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General as Special Assistant Attorney General from 1996 to 2001 and Assistant Attorney General from 2001 to 2002. Following graduation from law school, he worked as an associate at Goodwin Proctor, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. Neronha graduated from Boston College and Boston College Law School.
Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) issued the following statement:
“Mr. Neronha has distinguished himself as an accomplished prosecutor and committed public servant. He is well respected by law enforcement, legal professionals and his peers, and he has represented the people of Rhode Island exceptionally well in both the U.S. Attorney’s office and the state Attorney General’s office. I commend Senators Reed and Whitehouse for recommending Mr. Neronha for this important post, which reflects his experience and dedication to serving and protecting the people of Rhode Island. I congratulate Mr. Neronha on this well deserved nomination.”