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William J. Kayatta - CONFIRMED
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
On January 23, 2012, President Obama nominated William J. Kayatta, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Kayatta is currently a partner at Pierce Atwood LLP in Portland, Maine. President Obama has said that “I am confident . . . William J. Kayatta will serve the American people with integrity and distinction.” Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) have also spoken strongly in support of Kayatta’s nomination.