International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP congratulates Partner David Barlow on his nomination by President Donald J. Trump to serve as Judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.

The White House announced Mr. Barlow’s appointment yesterday. The press release is here.

Mr. Barlow joined Dorsey & Whitney in its Utah office in October 2018, following a distinguished career in private practice and as United States Attorney for the District of Utah.  Immediately prior to joining Dorsey, David was a Vice President for Walmart’s $40-billion Health and Wellness businesses, including more than 8,000 pharmacies, vision centers and medical clinics throughout the United States.  Before joining Walmart, he was a partner in Sidley Austin LLP for more than a decade, where he handled government and internal investigations across the United States, Europe and Asia, represented clients in both civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts and litigated a wide range of cases.

He was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah in September 2011. Immediately prior to his service as U.S. Attorney, he served as Senator Mike Lee’s Chief Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In his role as U.S. Attorney from 2011 to 2014, Mr. Barlow led an office of approximately 85 personnel, including 40 Assistant U.S. Attorneys who represented the United States in criminal prosecutions and civil litigation. During his tenure, the office conducted thousands of investigations and prosecutions together with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  He also served on the DOJ’s national White Collar Crime Subcommittee and Healthcare Fraud Working Group and chaired the Local Government Coordination Working Group.  Mr. Barlow also was asked to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, where he represented other U.S. Attorneys in the 10th Circuit and advised DOJ policy, management and operational issues.

Mr. Barlow has a B.A. degree summa cum laude from Brigham Young University and a J.D. degree from Yale Law School.  His full Dorsey biography is here.

“David is a preeminent lawyer and a dedicated public servant," commented Dorsey Managing Partner Bill Stoeri.  “His years of experience in corporate and private practice and as U.S. Attorney make him exceptionally qualified for the wide range of responsibilities entailed to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.”