Obama nominates Concord lawyer Rice as U.S. Attorney for N.H.

Last modified: Friday, October 09, 2015
President Obama has nominated Concord lawyer Emily Gray Rice to be U.S. attorney for New Hampshire.

Rice has worked at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson since 2012, and before that practiced at Orr & Reno.

U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte praised Rice’s nomination, which requires confirmation in the Senate. Rice would replace New Hampshire’s acting U.S. Attorney Donald Feith.

“Emily’s leadership in the New Hampshire legal community makes her exceptionally qualified for this position. I recommended Emily for the position of U.S. Attorney because of her background as a legal professor at the University of New Hampshire Law School, her work as a trial-lawyer and her extensive career in the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office,” Shaheen said in statement. “I am thrilled that Emily has been chosen by President Obama, and I look forward to her speedy confirmation.”

Rice “is an excellent attorney with a long history of leadership in the New Hampshire Bar, and I look forward to supporting her during the confirmation process,” Ayotte said in a statement.

Rice got her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.