A Honolulu attorney has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a U.S. District Court judge in the Hawaii District.

Clare E. Connors has been an attorney at the law firm of Davis Levin Livingston in Honolulu since 2011, where her practice focuses on civil litigation. From 2004 to 2011, she served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division for the Hawaii District.

Clare Connors

Clare Connors

From 2003 to 2004, she served as a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Justice Department and also served on detail as a special assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Connors began her legal career as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge David Alan Ezra in the Hawaii district from 2002 to 2003.

She received her law degree from Harvard Law School in 2002 and her bachelor’s degree from Yale College in 1996. After graduating from Yale, Connors worked for New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as the city’s parks and recreation operations coordinator.

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