Senate unanimously confirms U.S. attorneys for Iowa

Peter Deegan Jr. and Marc Krickbaum to serve northern and southern districts, respectively

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CEDAR RAPIDS — New U.S. attorneys for the northern and southern judicial districts of Iowa were unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday.

The confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominations of Peter Deegan Jr. and Marc Krickbaum to be U.S. Attorneys for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, respectively, was the final step before they will be sworn into office. In August, their nominations were unanimously reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

Grassley and Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst congratulated Deegan and Krickbaum on their conformations.

“The overwhelming bipartisan support for their nominations from the U.S. Senate is an impressive testament to their qualifications and readiness to serve,” they said in a joint statement.

Deegan is an assistant U.S. attorney and the chief of the northern district’s criminal division in Iowa. He has worked in the Cedar Rapids office for more than 10 years. He also served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan from 2004 to 2006.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Wayne State University Law School, Deegan has prosecuted a variety of federal offenses with an emphasis on complex white collar and business crime. He previously was an associate attorney at Murphy Smith and Polk in Chicago, where his practice focused on labor and employment litigation.

Krickbaum is an assistant U.S. attorney in the northern district of Illinois and previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Iowa’s southern district of Iowa. Before that, Krickbaum, previously of Des Moines, was counsel to the deputy attorney general, and a trial attorney in the civil division of the Department of Justice.

He was a clerk for Judge Steven M. Colloton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit after graduating from the University of Iowa and receiving his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Deegan and Krickbaum were among the five attorneys that Grassley and Ernst jointly recommended to Trump for the U.S. attorney positions in Iowa.

l Comments: (319) 398-8375; james.lynch@thegazette.com

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