Nominee Kraninger faced harsh scrutiny from Democrats on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
Specific scrutiny was regarding her qualifications for the position. The Committee questioned her intentions to continue the approach used by the acting director. When pushed, she wouldn’t confirm whether or not she would have the same approach toward governing the Bureau. This white paper reviews the political divide with this nomination.
Robert Angle is a partner in the firm’s litigation practice specializing in patent and other intellectual property litigation, as well as complex commercial litigation. Robert represents clients in courts across the country, at both the trial and appellate level, with significant experience in the Eastern District of Virginia’s renowned "Rocket Docket," a favorite venue for the speedy resolution of high-stakes disputes.
Robert’s litigation successes have led to recognition as one of the leading intellectual property litigators in the nation by Chambers USA,The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, American Lawyer (Litigator of the Week, April 17, 2014 issue of AmLaw Litigation Daily), and Benchmark Litigation ("Virginia Litigator of the Year" nominee in 2012). Chambers USA reports that “[c]lients and peers hold [Robert] in high regard, with sources commenting: ‘He’s tremendous” and a ‘strategy leader in the Eastern District.’”
Robert joined Troutman Sanders after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Cacheris, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Ethan G. Ostroff
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders, LLP
Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP
Focuses on financial services litigation and consumer law compliance counseling
Conducts regular seminars, presentations, and webinars on topics related to the alphabet soup of consumer protection statutes
Represents companies and individuals in patent, trademark and other commercial matters
Serves on the board of directors for the Receivables Management Associates International and is an ACA certified instructor
J.D. degree, The American University School of Law