Sherri Lydon

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Sherri Lydon
Sherri A. Lydon official photo.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
(Designate)
Assuming office
TBD
Appointed byDonald Trump
SucceedingA. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr.
United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina
Assumed office
May 24, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byBill Nettles
Personal details
Born (1962-02-21) February 21, 1962 (age 57)
Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, South Carolina, U.S.
EducationClemson University (B.A.)
University of South Carolina (J.D.)

Cheryl "Sherri" A. Lydon (born February 21, 1962) is an American attorney who serves as the United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina. She is the first woman appointed by a president to serve as U.S. Attorney for South Carolina. Prior to becoming a U.S. Attorney, Lydon founded the Lydon Law Firm, which specializes in cases related to white-collar criminal defense, public corruption, and health care fraud. She is a United States District Judge–Designate of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Education[edit]

Lydon earned her Bachelor of Arts from Clemson University and her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.[1]

Legal career[edit]

Lydon began her legal career at Nexsen Pruet Jacobs and Pollard. Three years later, she became an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina. As a federal prosecutor, she carried a diverse docket, including public corruption, RICO, drug, and fraud cases.[1]

U.S. Attorney[edit]

On April 10, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Lydon to serve as a United States Attorney of South Carolina.[1] On April 12, 2018, her nomination was sent to the Senate.[2] On May 10, 2018, her nomination was reported out of committee by a voice vote.[3] On May 22, 2018, the Senate confirmed her nomination by voice vote.[4] She was sworn into office on May 24, 2018.

Lydon is the first female U.S. Attorney for South Carolina to be appointed by a president.[5][6]

Nomination to district court[edit]

On September 12, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Lydon to serve as a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.[7] On October 15, 2019, her nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Lydon to the seat vacated by Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr., who was elevated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on September 4, 2018.[8] On October 16, 2019, a hearing on her nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[9] On November 7, 2019, her nomination was reported out of committee by a vote of 18–4.[10] On December 4, 2019, the United States Senate invoked cloture on her nomination by a vote of 79–14.[11] On December 5, 2019, her nomination was confirmed by a vote of 76–13.[12] She is currently awaiting her judicial commission.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "President Donald J. Trump Announces Twelfth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Twelfth Wave of United States Attorneys, and Sixth Wave of United States Marshals" White House, April 10, 2018 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Twenty-Nine Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", The White House, April 12, 2018
  3. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – May 10, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  4. ^ PN1837 — Cheryl A. Lydon — Department of Justice, congress.gov
  5. ^ Monk, John (May 25, 2018). "SC's first female US attorney Sherri Lydon is on the job". The State. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  6. ^ Manno, Adam (April 10, 2018). "Trump U.S. Attorney nominee Sherri Lydon would be first woman nominated by president to serve". Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees" White House, September 12, 2019 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  8. ^ "Twenty-five Nominations and Three Withdrawals Sent to the Senate" White House, October 15, 2019
  9. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for October 16, 2019
  10. ^ Results of Executive Business – November 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  11. ^ "On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture: Sherri A. Lydon to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolinalina)". United States Senate. December 4, 2019. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "On the Nomination (Confirmation: Sherri Lydon, of South Carolina, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina)". United States Senate. December 5, 2019. Retrieved December 5, 2019.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
(Designate)

2019–present
Incumbent