SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Senate confirmed David B. Barlow on Wednesday to serve as a federal judge in Utah.
President Donald Trump nominated Barlow to the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah in May. The Senate vote was 88-4.
“We have full confidence David will serve Utah and the country with honor and integrity, faithfully applying the law and our Constitution to all matters and parties that come before him,” Utah GOP Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney said in a joint statement.
Barlow is a partner in the Salt Lake City office of Dorsey & Whitney, where his law practice focuses on representing companies in civil litigation and white-collar investigations.
Barlow has the distinction of being nominated by both a Republican and a Democratic president.
President Barack Obama nominated and the Senate confirmed Barlow as Utah’s U.S. attorney in 2011. He held that job until 2014.
Barlow earned an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from Yale. He worked for the highly regarded Chicago law firm Sidley Austin, the same firm where Michelle and Barack Obama worked and met.
Barlow served as chief counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee for Lee. He also was a vice president for Walmart’s health and wellness businesses, including more than 8,000 pharmacies, optical centers and medical clinics throughout the country.