July 15, 2010
President Barack Obama ’91 nominated Amy Berman Jackson ’79 to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Jackson was one of three nominations Obama announced on June 17, also including Judge James E. Boasberg and Justice Sue E. Myerscough.
“These distinguished individuals have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to public service throughout their careers,” said President Obama. “I am grateful for their decision to serve the American people from the District Court bench.”
Amy Berman Jackson is currently a Member of Trout Cacheris, PLLC, in Washington, D.C., where she specializes in complex criminal and civil trials and appeals. Prior to joining Trout Cacheris in 2000, she was an associate and then a partner at Venable, Baetjer, Howard, and Civiletti.
From 1980 to 1986, Ms. Jackson served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia where she received Department of Justice Special Achievement Awards for her work on high profile murder and sexual assault cases in 1985 and 1986. After graduating from law school, Ms. Jackson served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harrison L. Winter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She received her J.D. cum laude in 1979 from Harvard Law School and her A.B. cum laude in 1976 from Harvard College.