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JNC Recommends Replacement Candidate for DC Superior Court Vacancy

Monday, December 18, 2017

The District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission (Commission) has advised the President that Magdalena Acevedo, Esq., who had been recommended for his consideration in filling the judicial vacancy on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia created by the retirement of the Honorable Zoe A. Bush has withdrawn from consideration.

In accordance with D.C. Code § 1-204.34(d)(2), the Commission recommends the following candidate to replace Ms. Acevedo:

Karlyn J. Hunter, Esq.

Karlyn J. Hunter, Esq. is a Senior Attorney at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the Legal Division's Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Group. She previously served as a Senior Attorney in the Office of Financial Institution Adjudication, where she provided advice and counsel to the administrative law judges regarding enforcement actions brought by the FDIC, Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the National Credit Union Administration. Prior to joining the FDIC, Ms. Hunter was an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) for 10 years where she prosecuted a variety of cases, including human trafficking, international narcotics matters, and white collar fraud. Ms. Hunter was the first U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) intermittent resident legal advisor to serve in the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, where she advised the U.S. Ambassador on human trafficking issues, and trained Ghanaian law enforcement, the judiciary, and others on investigating and prosecuting human trafficking cases. She began her career as a DOJ Honors Program attorney, including a detail as a Special AUSA handling misdemeanor matters in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Ms. Hunter graduated summa cum laude from Hampton University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law as a Tony Patino Fellow. Upon graduating law school, Ms. Hunter clerked for the Honorable William B. Bryant of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Please direct any questions to the Commission at (202) 879-0477 or [email protected].