Sullivan Congratulates Jon Katchen on Nomination to US District Court in Alaska

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today congratulated Jon Katchen on his nomination to the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska by President Donald J. Trump:

 “I congratulate Jon Katchen on being nominated to serve on the federal bench for the District of Alaska. Jon and I worked closely together for more than three years at both the Alaska Department of Law and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources,” said Senator Dan Sullivan. “I witnessed firsthand his commitment and ability to resolve complex legal matters with profound legal implications for our state. Jon will make an exceptional jurist who will faithfully apply the law and uphold the Constitution.”

 In January 2017, Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski solicited potential applications to succeed Senior U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline. After a thorough review process, the Senators submitted several well-qualified candidates to the White House, who ultimately made the final decision.

 Jon Katchen is currently of counsel in the Anchorage office of Holland & Hart, where his practice focuses on commercial and natural resources litigation, including oil and gas law. Prior to joining Holland & Hart in 2017, Mr. Katchen practiced for five years in the Anchorage office of Crowell & Moring LLP. From 2010 through 2012, he served as the Intergovernmental Coordinator for the State of Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources, where he managed the agency’s administrative appeals and litigation, and provided counsel to the Commissioner. He also served as Special Assistant to the Attorney General of Alaska, as an Assistant Attorney General in the Oil, Gas & Mining Section, and as a litigation associate in private practice. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Katchen served as a law clerk to Judge Maryanne Trump Barry on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Katchen earned his B.A., cum laude, and his M.A., from Boston College, and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.