Trump to nominate Grimberg to federal bench in Atlanta

President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate a former federal prosecutor to sit as a judge on the U.S. District Court in Atlanta.

Steven Grimberg, who once prosecuted white collar crimes for the U.S. Attorney's Office here, would succeed Richard Story. In December, Story became a senior judge with a reduced caseload.

Grimberg is now managing director and general counsel of Nardello & Co., a global investigation firm. Previously, he was the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s deputy chief of the economic crimes section and was a trial attorney for the Justice Department’s tax division.

Grimberg also is an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, where he received his law degree.

Both of Georgia’s GOP senators applauded the president’s pick.

“Steven Grimberg is immensely qualified for this role,” Sen. David Perdue said.

Added Sen. Johnny Isakson: “His experience with cybercrime is particularly important in light of the growing prevalence of identity theft and related crimes, and I look forward to working with him during his nomination process in the Senate.”

Grimberg will be the second nominee awaiting Senate confirmation to fill seats on the federal court bench in Atlanta. Trump's other nominee, DeKalb County Superior Court Judge J.P. Boulee, has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate in the coming weeks.