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Posted May 17th, 2013 in Top Stories

Donald Lewis Appointed to Advisory Committee by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken

Donald Lewis, Dean of the Hamline University School of Law and currently serving as Of Counsel to Nilan Johnson Lewis, was today named to an advisory committee by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken to assist them in recommending Minnesota’s next U.S. Attorney to the President. Lewis joins a distinguished group of Minnesota lawyers and members of law enforcement on the committee.

The current U.S. Attorney, B. Todd Jones, has been nominated to serve as the permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF).

Lewis’ legal experience spans more than thirty years. He co-founded Nilan Johnson Lewis where he worked as a trial lawyer prior to serving as Dean of Hamline University School of Law. He also has experience outside of private practice, having served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Minnesota and a trial attorney for the U.S. Justice Department. He continues to remain active in the legal community as well, holding professional associations with such prominent organizations as the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and the National Employment Council.

Lewis is a 1978 graduate of Harvard Law School and received his BA from Northwestern University.

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