F. Dennis Saylor IV
|Frank Dennis Saylor IV|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
Assumed office |
June 2, 2004
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Robert Keeton|
Frank Dennis Saylor IV|
1955 (age 62–63)
Royal Oak, Michigan
Northwestern University (B.S.)|
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Frank Dennis Saylor IV (born 1955) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and was formerly a Judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Early life and education
He was in private practice at Goodwin Procter in Boston, from 1981 to 1987, and from 1993 to 2004. He was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts from 1987 to 1990. He was a special counsel and chief of staff to Robert Mueller, the assistant attorney general of the Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 1993.
Saylor represented Circor International, Inc., KF Industries, Inc., and senior company officials as a criminal defense attorney while those companies were under investigation for smuggling Chinese-manufactured valves and selling the valves as a product of the U.S. between 2001 and 2004. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, Michael T. Shelby, dismissed the investigation days after Saylor was confirmed by the Senate.
Federal judicial service
On July 30, 2003, Saylor was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts vacated by Robert Keeton. Saylor was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 1, 2004, and received his commission on June 2, 2004. He also served a 2011-2018 term on the FISA Court.
- 1.Circor International Annual Reports 2001, 2002, 2003.
- "The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: 2013 Membership". Federation of American Scientists. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
- F. Dennis Saylor IV at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts