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Senators Toomey and Casey Introduce Josh Wolson at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

July 11, 2018
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Washington, D.C. - As part of this morning's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced Josh Wolson, a nominee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. President Trump nominated Mr. Wolson upon the joint recommendation of Senators Toomey and Casey.

Senators Toomey and Casey offered the following remarks as part of their introduction of Mr. Wolson:

"I enthusiastically support Mr. Wolson's nomination," said Senator Toomey. "I am confident that he has the essential qualities needed to excel as a federal judge--specifically, the experience, the intelligence, the integrity, and respect for the limited role of the judiciary in our constitutional system."

"I am thankful for Mr. Wolson's willingness to serve on the federal bench, and I am pleased the Committee is moving forward on his nomination," said Senator Casey. "Mr. Wolson has the necessary intellect, experience, character and temperament, and I believe he will faithfully serve our constituents in the Eastern District and the Commonwealth as an independent jurist."

Since Senator Toomey joined the Senate in 2011, Senators Toomey and Casey have worked together, in a bipartisan fashion, to fill vacancies on the federal bench in Pennsylvania. Together they have vetted, recommended, and confirmed 14 Federal District Court Judges for Pennsylvania. Only three states - California, New York, and Texas - have had more district court judges confirmed to their federal benches during this time.

Background

Josh Wolson is a partner in the litigation group of Dilworth Paxson LLP, where he has practiced since 2008. During that time, he has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation matters, including antitrust, RICO, intellectual property, procurement, and civil rights disputes. He also serves as a co-chair of the firm's Plaintiffs' Rights Practice Group. Before joining the firm, Mr. Wolson practiced in the litigation and antitrust groups of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Wolson served as a law clerk to Judge Jan E. DuBois of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Wolson earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.