Bloomberg Law
May 18, 2022, 3:35 PMUpdated: May 18, 2022, 9:26 PM

Newly Confirmed US Attorney for Cleveland Abruptly Bows Out (1)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Marisa Darden withdrew as the Cleveland-based US attorney to “prioritize family,” an unusual move three weeks after receiving Senate confirmation as the first Black woman to lead the Northern Ohio district.

Darden, who had not yet assumed office, said Tuesday she’ll resume her private practice, without elaborating on her personal circumstances that drove the decision. She’s been a partner at Squire Patton Boggs since 2019.

“After a great deal of soul searching, prayer, conversations with family and consultation with trusted colleagues, it is with a heavy heart that, effective immediately, I am withdrawing my name from consideration to be the ...

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