On December 15, the United States Senate voted to confirm Thomas L. Kirsch II as a United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Kirsch will fill the vacancy created by Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Kirsch currently serves as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana. Before serving as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Kirsch was a partner at Winston & Strawn, where he litigated commercial and civil matters in trial and appellate courts. He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Indiana, focusing on white collar investigations and prosecutions, and as a law clerk to the Honorable John D. Tinder in the Southern District of Indiana. Mr. Kirsch received a B.A. from Indiana University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.