WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate approved the nomination of Alan Albright to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas:
“I am grateful my colleagues have confirmed Judge Albright to the Western District of Texas,” Sen. Cruz said. “Texans will be well served by Alan’s professionalism, experience, and commitment to the rule of law.”
“An experienced civil litigator and former federal magistrate judge, Alan Albright will be an excellent addition to the district court,” said Sen. Cornyn. “I’m grateful to my colleagues for supporting his nomination and look forward to getting him seated as soon as possible.”
The Senators recommended this nominee to President Trump following an extensive review and interview process of the candidate pool by the bipartisan Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee (FJEC). Sen. Cornyn and Sen. Cruz established the FJEC, a bipartisan panel of leading attorneys in Texas, to help identify the most qualified candidates to fill judicial vacancies. The panel reviewed applications, interviewed candidates, and made recommendations to the Senators, who interviewed individuals before making their recommendations to the President.
Alan Albright is a partner in the Austin office of Bracewell LLP, where his practice focuses on a wide range of complex commercial and civil matters, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property and patent litigation. From 1992 to 1999, Albright served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Austin Division of the Western District of Texas. For several years, he also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, where he taught trial advocacy, and in 2017, he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. Albright earned his B.A., with honors, from Trinity University and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review.