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Connolly and Noreika Confirmed to Delaware District Court
The United States Senate confirmed Colm F. Connolly and Maryellen Noreika as US District Judges for the District of Delaware. Connolly and Noreika will fill the two vacancies resulting from the retirements of Judges Sue L. Robinson and Gregory M. Sleet.
The confirmations, announced via the Senate's website (found here), restore the District Court to a full bench of judges.
Connolly, a former US Attorney for the District of Delaware, most recently served as the Managing Partner of the Wilmington office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. His practice focused on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation, white collar criminal matters, and corporate investigations.
Noreika, most recently a partner at Morris, Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP in Wilmington, Delaware, focused her practice on patent litigation in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and consumer products.
The confirmations should result in the phasing out of visiting judges who have volunteered to take cases pending in the District since 2017.