Lee Congratulates Barlow on Nomination

August 3, 2011

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Lee congratulated David Barlow on his nomination as U.S. Attorney for the State of Utah.

“David is a first-rate lawyer who will serve the people of Utah with distinction,” said Senator Lee.   “He graduated top of his class from BYU, won the prestigious Truman Scholar award, earned his law degree from Yale Law, and became a partner at one of the country’s top law firms.  His willingness to leave his firm’s partnership, serve in the Senate, and continue to serve in Utah, speaks volumes about his character.”

Barlow responded, “I am grateful for the confidence of President Obama in nominating me to be United States Attorney, and for the support of Senators Lee and Hatch.”


David Barlow’s Bio:

David Barlow obtained his B.A. in Political Science from BYU, where he graduated first in his class and was one of sixty students nationwide to receive the USA Today All-USA Award.  At BYU, David worked as a research assistant for Professors David Magleby and Bud Scruggs. 

After BYU, David attended Yale Law School as a Harry S. Truman Scholar, a national award presented to eighty students each year.  At Yale Law, David served as the Submissions Editor for the Yale Law and Policy Review and externed at the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Haven, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

For most of his career, David has worked in private practice at Sidley Austin LLP, one of the country's most highly-regard law firms.  David has served as national, regional, and case-specific counsel in pre-trial, trial, and appellate matters scattered throughout the United States.  He has litigated a variety of cases, including pharmaceutical, contract, insurance, defamation, medical device, consumer and industrial product, eminent domain, and First Amendment cases.  His cases have run the gamut of size and amount in controversy from modest, two-party, single jurisdiction cases to billion dollar mass tort litigation with cases in a majority of state courts and many federal courts throughout United States.  He has played roles as varied as sole counsel on a case to one of a few national counsel leading a multi-firm team of hundreds of attorneys.

David has been honored nationally by clients for his legal work and is a prior recipient of Pro Bono Advocates' Lawyer of the Year Award for work done on behalf of victims of domestic violence.

David currently serves as  Chief Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee for Senator Mike Lee.  David advises Senator Lee on all legal issues involved in the business before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the United States Senate.