Earlier this month, President Trump appointed Northern District Judge St. Eve to the Seventh Circuit. Those that practice in the Northern District are, no doubt, familiar with her career trajectory. Judge St. Eve practiced at Davis Polk in New York before joining independent counsel Ken Starr’s Whitewater investigation where she distinguished herself as an investigator and a trial lawyer. After impressive stints as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District and in-house at Abbott Labs, Judge St. Eve was appointed to the Northern District bench in 2002. In the years since, Judge St. Eve has proven to be as good a trial judge as she was a trial lawyer. I have regularly heard Judge St. Eve described as having an impressive balance of absolute control of the courtroom and kindness. Outside of trials, she kept cases moving and wrote thoughtful, detailed opinions, while being understanding of both the parties and the counsel before her. The Northern District’s loss is absolutely the Seventh Circuit’s gain. Congratulations Judge St. Eve.