Fishman to be considered for confirmation

The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider moving attorney Paul Fishman's nomination forward, The Star-Ledger reports.

The committee has scheduled a meeting for next Thursday, September 17, at 10am to consider whether to send Fishman's nomination on to the Senate for a confirmation vote. Also up for consideration is a U.S. Attorney nominee for the Western District of Washington.

Fishman, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who once served in that office’s No. 2 spot, is currently a partner in the firm Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman, where he specializes in white collar criminal defense. He was nominated by President Obama in May.

Since former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie left the office in December, his former First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Ralph Marra, has headed up the office in an acting capacity. Fishman to be considered for confirmation