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Senators Peters and Stabenow Applaud Nomination of Susan DeClercq to be the United States District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today applauded President Biden’s nomination of Susan DeClercq to serve as the United States District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. DeClercq has previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan and as chief of the Civil Rights Unit in the Detroit U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“Susan DeClercq is an accomplished legal professional who has the experience, qualifications, and temperament to serve on the federal bench,” said Senator Peters. “Her extensive record of public service – including work on civil rights issues – and dedication to the rule of law would benefit our state and nation. She would be Michigan’s first federal judge of East Asian descent, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to move her historic nomination through the Senate.”

“President Biden made the right choice—Susan DeClercq is an outstanding candidate to serve as the U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. Her time in the U.S. Attorney’s office and in other roles in Michigan have demonstrated her thoughtfulness and intellect. I know she will continue this work, and I look forward to moving her nomination through the Senate confirmation process,” said Senator Stabenow.

Susan K. DeClercq has been Director and Counsel of Special Investigations at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan since 2022. Ms. DeClercq previously served as an Assistant U.S Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2004 to 2022, where she had several leadership roles, including serving as Chief of the Civil Division. Ms. DeClercq worked for Skadden, Arps, Slate, and Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C. as a litigation associate from 2001 to 2004. From 1999 to 2001, she served as a law clerk for Judge Avern Cohn on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. DeClercq received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Wayne State University School of Law in 1999 and her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1995.