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Obama names Heaphy for Western District

President Obama nominated Timothy Heaphy, a partner at McGuireWoods LLP, today to be the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia.

Heaphy graduated from the University of Virginia in 1986 and from its law school in 1991.He was a law clerk for Justice John A. Terry of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and was an associate in the San Francisco firm of Morrison & Foerster before joining the Justice Department.

Heaphy was an assistant U.S. attorney in theDistrict of Columbia from 1994 to 2003 and served as deputy managing assistant attorney for the Western District of Virginia for the next two years.

Heaphy joined McGuireWoods in 2006, where most of his practice involves the representation of individuals and businesses in the defense of white collar criminal matters. He works out of the firm’s Richmond, Washington and Charlottesville offices.

His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

By Alan Cooper

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