Biden nominates two Southern University Law Center graduates to U.S. Attorneys

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – President Joe Biden is nominating two Southern University Law Center (SULC) graduates to serve as U.S. attorneys.

Biden nominated Brandon B. Brown and Ronald C. Gathe Jr. as U.S. Attorneys on Friday, Nov. 12. Brown and Gathe were two of 37 nominees to serve as U.S. Attorneys across the country, according to an official White House press release.

Brown was appointed as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana. He has served the western district since 2012. In 2018, Brown was an associate at Hammonds, Sills, Adkins, and Guice, LLP. From 2007 to 2012, Brown served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Ouachita Parish District Attorney’s Office in Monroe, La.

Gathe was appointed as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. He has served as the Chief of Trials for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office since January. For 20 years, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. He has worked at his own law firm, Law Offices of Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. and Associates. Gathe is currently serving as Vice President of the only Membership for the National Black Prosecutors Association chapter in the state.

Brown received his J.D. from SULC in 2007. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La with his master’s in 2004 and his bachelor’s degree in 2002.

Gathe received his J.D. from SULC in 2000 and his bachelor’s from the Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, La in 1996.

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