St. Louis attorney confirmed as new ambassador to Ireland
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of St. Louis attorney Kevin O'Malley as U.S. ambassador to Ireland.
President Barack Obama nominated O'Malley to the post in June. The Senate approved the appointment Thursday on a unanimous voice vote.
O'Malley is a veteran litigator with the Greensfelder law firm in St. Louis, focusing on medical negligence, federal white collar criminal defense and product liability defense.
He has also served as an assistant U.S. attorney in St. Louis, and as a special attorney for organized crime and racketeering for the U.S. Justice Department.
O'Malley received his bachelor's degree in 1970 and his law degree in 1973, both from Saint Louis University.