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LAS VEGAS--President Bush tapped Thursday Chicago-based U.S. District Court Judge Mark Filip for the number two spot at the Justice Department. Filip is a former partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

announcement from the White House below...

The President intends to nominate Mark R. Filip, of Illinois, to be Deputy Attorney General at the Department of Justice. Mr. Filip currently serves as United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to this, he served as a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. Earlier in his career, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Filip received his bachelor’s degrees from the University of Illinois and the University of Oxford. He received his JD from Harvard Law School.

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