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U.S. Senate confirms lawyer Bill Jung as Tampa's next federal judge

Pool (2015) William F. Jung was first nominated by Barack Obama in 2016, and re-nominated by Donald Trump in 2017. The U.S. Senate confirmed him on Thursday.
Pool (2015) William F. Jung was first nominated by Barack Obama in 2016, and re-nominated by Donald Trump in 2017. The U.S. Senate confirmed him on Thursday.
Published Sep. 7, 2018

TAMPA — The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed longtime attorney William F. Jung as the Tampa area's next federal judge.

A former federal prosecutor, Jung is a partner at the firm of Jung & Sisco, where his specialties include civil, commercial and white-collar defense litigation. He fills a vacancy created by U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway, who took senior status in 2015.

Former President Barack Obama first nominated Jung in 2016 to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. However, the Senate Judiciary Committee did not take up a vote on that nomination.

Jung was re-nominated in 2017 by President Donald Trump. Both nominations came with the blessing of Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio.

Jung was confirmed Thursday by a voice vote of the full Senate.

Among his more recent high profile cases, Jung represented former attorney Robert Adams, who was one of three lawyers accused in a Florida Bar discipline case of setting up a rival lawyer for a DUI arrest.

Jung also represented one of the executives of WellCare, who were accused in a complex Medicaid fraud case that went to trial in 2013.

He previously practiced civil litigation at the Tampa office of Carlton Fields P.A.

Jung earned a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was class valedictorian and served as editor in chief of the Illinois Law Review.

In the 1980s, Jung served as a law clerk to former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist and to Judge Gerard Bard Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Contact Dan Sullivan at dsullivan@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3386. Follow @TimesDan.

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