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Name Novak, David John
State VA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Jan 30, 2020:

Born 1961 in Greensburg, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Jan 30, 2020:

Born 1961 in Greensburg, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by Donald J. Trump on March 26, 2019, to a seat vacated by Henry E. Hudson. Confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 2019, and received commission on October 17, 2019.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2012-2019

Education:
St. Vincent College, B.S., 1983
Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1986

Professional Career:

Assistant district attorney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1986-1991
Trial attorney, Money Laundering Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1991
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of Texas, 1991-1994
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, 1994-2012
Adjunct professor, University of Richmond School of Law, 2013-
Adjunct professor, William & Mary Law School, 2014-

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, November 15, 2007; no Senate vote


compress summary

Case(s) PC-VA-0026 : Whorley v. Northam

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