February 25, 2014

Warner, Kaine Introduce Eastern District Court Of Virginia Nominee Hannah Lauck At Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine introduced Hannah Lauck, nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

"Hannah Lauck has an excellent record as a prosecutor and a magistrate judge, and her peers praise her character and integrity,” Sen. Warner said. “Her career now comes full circle as she is nominated to fill the seat Judge James Spencer, one of her mentors and for whom she clerked right out of law school.  I am pleased to strongly support her nomination, and I am certain our nation will be well served by her presence on the court.”

“This is a court I’m very close to – my wife clerked for a federal judge on this court when she started her legal career, and I was a litigator for 17 years, and the bulk of my practice was in the Richmond division of the Eastern District of Virginia,” said Sen. Kaine. “I have stayed very close to the court. I know the judges, I know the bailiffs, I know the court personnel, I know the lawyers, I know many of the parties. They speak with uniform plaudits about the work that Lauck has done as a magistrate, and they have the utmost confidence that she’ll be a wonderful Article 3 judge in this seat that is being vacated by her mentor, Judge Spencer. I recommend her highly.”

Lauck has been a United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Virginia since 2005.  Previously, she worked as a Supervising Attorney at Genworth Financial, Inc. from 2004 to 2005.  From 1994 to 2004, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.  Judge Lauck worked in private practice at Anderson Kill Olick & Oshinsky from 1992 to 1994 and began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge James R. Spencer of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia from 1991 to 1992.  She received her J.D. in 1991 from Yale Law School and her B.A. magna cum laude in 1986 from Wellesley College.