On April 27, President Obama nominated three new judges to the United States District Court including Big Sister Board Member, Denise Jefferson Casper. “I am proud to nominate these distinguished individuals to serve on the United States District Court, said President Obama. “I am confident they will serve on the federal bench with distinction.”
Casper has actively served on Big Sister’s Board of Directors since 2001 and has been a supporter for more than ten years. She is also a former Big Sister. Casper was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and is awaiting Senate confirmation. She currently serves as the Deputy District Attorney for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Cambridge, Massachusetts, overseeing the daily operations of one of the largest district attorney’s offices in New England. Prior to assuming her current position, Casper taught legal writing at Boston University School of Law from 2005 to 2007. She previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Boston from 1999 to 2005, and was promoted to Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in 2004. Casper also practiced as a civil litigator in the Boston office of Bingham McCutchen LLP (formerly Bingham, Dana & Gould) from 1995 to 1998. After law school, Casper clerked for the Honorable Edith W. Fine and the Honorable J. Harold Flannery of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She received her J.D. in 1994 from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in 1990 from Wesleyan University.