Nick Brown, a former general counsel to Gov. Jay Inslee, has been recommended as the next U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington.
Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell sent Brown’s name to the Biden administration, which is moving quickly to fill top Justice Department positions, the senators announced in a joint news release Monday evening.
Brown, 43, is a partner with Pacifica Law Group in Seattle, where he has represented or advised government, business and political clients including the Alliance for Gun Responsibility.
He also served as a trial attorney for the U. S. Army at Joint Base Lewis McChord, and as defense counsel for the Army in Fort Bliss, Texas, and Baghdad.
In an interview, Brown said he did not know the timetable for a nomination, but assumed it would follow the typical FBI background check and other vetting.