THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE
July 31, 2009
President Obama Nominates Abdul K. Kallon and Jacqueline Nguyen to Serve on the District Court Bench
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama nominated Abdul Kallon and Jacqueline Nguyen to United States District Court judgeships.
“These nominees have dedicated their careers to serving the public good,” said President Obama. “And in so doing, they have displayed an unyielding commitment to justice and integrity. I am confident that they will serve the American people well from the United States District Court bench, and I am honored to nominate them today.”
Abdul K. Kallon: Nominee for the Northern District of Alabama
Abdul Kallon graduated from Dartmouth College in 1990 and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1993. Kallon is currently a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Birmingham, Alabama, where he practices labor and employment law. He joined the firm in 1994 after clerking for Judge U.W. Clemon of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Kallon is a past president of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham. Kallon is being nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and was rated well-qualified by the ABA.
Abdul Kallon is a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He litigates claims on behalf of employers, provides comprehensive advice to employers on labor and employment issues, and provides legal assistance during affirmative action compliance proceedings.
Abdul routinely represents employers in federal and state courts and administrative agencies in a number of substantive areas, including claims of discrimination (race, gender, age and disability), sexual and racial harassment, FMLA compliance and wrongful terminations.
In addition to his litigation practice, Abdul also counsels employers on immigration compliance, lawful and effective employment policies and assists them with implementation of these policies. He routinely conducts anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and other seminars to assist clients to comply with the employment laws.
Abdul also maintains an extensive practice in affirmative action compliance. He has represented employers in OFCCP compliance reviews and administrative enforcement actions. He has assisted them with the preparation of their affirmative action programs and provided them advice on how to comply with Executive Order 11246.
Abdul is the President of the Board of Directors of Children’s Village, Vice-Chairperson of the Sister Cities of Birmingham, and he serves on the Board of Directors of Girls Inc., the Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education, and the Bethel Baptist Historic Community Restoration Fund. Abdul is the past president of the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham Board of Trustees, a former big brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as a former member of the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association and the Birmingham Bar Association. He is also a member of the Magic City Bar Association, for which he served as President in 2002.