On September 25, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated two attorneys, Theodore David Chuang and George Jarrod Hazel, to serve as judges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. If the United States Senate confirms their nomination, Chuang and Hazel will succeed retiring judges Alexander Williams Jr. and Roger W. Titus. Williams and Titus currently serve on the bench in Greenbelt. Williams took senior status on May 8, 2013 and, at the beginning of the year, Titus announced that he will begin senior status in January 2014.
Chuang graduated from Harvard Law School in 1994. He began his legal career as a law clerk on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson. From 1995 to 1998, Chuang was a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Justice Department. He then served as Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Massachusetts from 1998 to 2004. For three years, from 2004 to 2007, Chuang worked at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Door LLP. From 2007 to 2009, Chuang was the Chief Investigative Counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In 2009, Chuang was the Chief Investigative Counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Since 2009, Chuang has served as Deputy General Counsel of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Hazel graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1999. From 1999 to 2004 Hazel was a litigator at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. From 2005 to 2008 Hazel served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. From 2008 to 2010 Hazel served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland. Since 2011, Hazel has served as the Chief Deputy State’s Attorney for Baltimore City.