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Del. Erek Barron, current President-Elect of the MSBA, has been nominated by President Joe Biden as U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.

Del. Barron is a partner with Whiteford, Taylor, Preston, LLP, where focuses his practice on business litigation and crisis management.  Del. Barron serves as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Prince George’s County.  He is also a leader in the community, serving in various leadership roles for civic and charitable organization, including the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, the Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center, and the Prince George’s County Coalition of Adoption Programs, Inc., among others.

“Together with Senator Cardin, I was proud to recommend Erek to serve in this role, and I know he will work with us to improve public safety, address gun violence, uphold the City of Baltimore’s consent decree, and strengthen our justice system. We’ll be working to confirm his historic nomination in the Senate at once,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen upon the news of Barron’s nomination.

A White House statement noted that Barron and nominees for other positions across the country “were chosen for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism, their experience and credentials in this field, their dedication to pursuing equal justice for all, and their commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice.” If confirmed, Barron will be the first Black U.S. Attorney in Maryland’s history.