Young, Donnelly Welcome Hoosier Judicial Nominations
Holly A. Brady of Fort Wayne nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, and J.P. Hanlon of Indianapolis nominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) welcomed the announcement that two Indiana judicial nominees were put forward by the White House today. Holly A. Brady of Fort Wayne was nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, and J.P. Hanlon of Indianapolis was nominated to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
“Ms. Brady and Mr. Hanlon have earned excellent reputations in the legal community as experienced litigators in the types of cases that come before federal trial courts. I had the opportunity to meet with both Holly and J.P. while their nominations were being considered, and I am very impressed with their credentials and commitment to the rule of law. Both are fair, impartial and highly regarded attorneys with the right temperament to serve on Indiana’s district courts. Holly has deep roots in the Fort Wayne community and a strong federal practice, and J.P. is well-respected in the Indianapolis community, with years of experience in both civil and criminal cases in Indiana’s Southern District court,” said Senator Young. “Indiana’s federal courts are very busy, and the Southern District court in particular faces a judicial emergency, so I am hopeful that we can confirm these two outstanding nominees quickly and allow them to begin tackling the large caseloads these courts face.”
“Both nominees have strong legal backgrounds and a range of experiences that have prepared them for the federal bench,” said Senator Donnelly. “Holly Brady has extensive experience in civil litigation, including labor and employment matters. J.P. Hanlon has experience in civil litigation, criminal investigations, and previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. I look forward to learning more about their professional records and following their Committee hearings."
If confirmed, Holly A. Brady of Indiana will serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Holly Brady is a partner in the Fort Wayne law firm of Haller & Colvin, PC, where she focuses her practice on civil, employment, and labor litigation. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, she served as a partner at Theisen, Bowers, & Brady, LLC, as an associate in the labor and employment litigation section at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, and as an associate in the labor law firm of Gallucci, Hopkins & Theisen, PC. Each year since 2013, Ms. Brady has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law. She is involved in numerous community organizations and has served on the Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defenders Board of Directors and as Vice President of the Ft Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center. Ms. Brady earned her B.A. from Indiana University at Bloomington and her J.D. from the Valparaiso University School of Law.
If confirmed, J.P. Hanlon of Indiana will serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. J.P. Hanlon is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP where he serves as co-chair of the firm’s white collar defense and investigations practice. Before Faegre Baker Daniels was formed through the merger of Baker & Daniels LLP and Faegre & Benson LLP in 2012, Mr. Hanlon had been a partner with Baker & Daniels LLP since 2006. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hanlon served for five years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. During that period, he tried twelve jury and two bench trials to successful resolution on behalf of the Government, and argued multiple cases on appeal before the Seventh Circuit. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Hanlon practiced for three years as an associate in the labor and employment practice group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Shortly after graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Mr. Hanlon has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he taught courses on white collar crime. Mr. Hanlon earned his B.A. from DePauw University and his J.D., magna cum laude,from the Valparaiso University School of Law, where he served as an articles editor of the Valparaiso University Law Review.
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