Jenny Durkan Recommended for U.S. Attorney

Jenny Durkan, perennial Washington Super Lawyers honoree and longtime counsel to Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, may be the next U.S. attorney for the Western part of the state. In a Feb. 12 letter to the White House, Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell recommended Durkan for the top federal prosecutor position in Seattle.

According to her profile on, Ms. Durkan successfully represented the Democrats at trial in the Washington State Governor's election contest. She formerly served as Governor Lowry's Executive Counsel, chaired the Attorney General's Consumer Privacy Task Force, and has co-chaired U.S. District Judge selection committees.