Dechert Partner Krause to Be Nominated to Third Circuit

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Cheryl Krause
Cheryl Krause

Krause is 46.

Her nomination was met with praise from both Pennsylvania senators—Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Pat Toomey—who each noted her public service work in their statements.

Krause developed a partnership between Dechert and the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia to improve the quality of education for children with disabilities and serves as outside counsel for the city of Philadelphia's Board of Ethics, according to a release from Dechert.

"I am pleased that President Obama has nominated Cheryl Ann Krause to serve on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals," Toomey said in a prepared statement. "In addition to her unquestioned commitment to the law, Ms. Krause has a wealth of legal experience in public service and working in private practice. I am confident she will excel as a federal appellate judge and I look forward to her joining our other talented federal jurists on the Third Circuit."

In a separate statement from Casey, the state's senior senator said, "I'm pleased that President Obama has nominated Cheryl Krause to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Cheryl has been a partner at two major law firms in Philadelphia while remaining active in pro bono and civic efforts throughout Philadelphia. Cheryl first began her academic studies as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania and further advanced the mission of one of Philadelphia's great law schools as a member of the faculty. I'm hopeful that the Senate Judiciary Committee will move her nomination forward on a bipartisan basis so she can soon be considered by the full Senate."

Krause joined Dechert in 2006 from Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin, where she was a shareholder.

The chairman of Dechert, Andrew J. Levander, called the nomination "well-deserved."

Krause is in the Philadelphia office while Levander is based in New York, but, he said, the two have worked together and he characterized her as "really smart, really careful, balanced and fair."

Saranac Hale Spencer can be contacted at 215-557-2449 or sspencer@alm.com. Follow her on Twitter @SSpencerTLI.

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