NAPABA APPLAUDS NOMINATION OF ALICIA G. LIMTIACO
TO SERVE AS UNITED STATES ATTORNEY OF
GUAM AND NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Washington, D.C. – On February 24, Alicia G. Limtiaco was nominated by President Obama to serve as the United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. If confirmed, Limtiaco will become the first-ever woman to serve as a United States Attorney for Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, and she will become only the third Asian Pacific American United States Attorney currently serving in the country.
“Ms. Limtiaco has succeeded at every stage of her career as a criminal prosecutor, civil litigator and public servant,” said Joseph J. Centeno, president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). “She will be an excellent U.S. Attorney.”
Limtiaco is the current Attorney General of Guam. She is the first-ever woman to be elected as Guam’s Attorney General, and only the second individual to be elected to the position, which was a gubernatorial appointment until 2002. Limtiaco also served in the Office of the Attorney General of Guam as the Deputy Attorney General and as an Assistant Attorney General for over seven years between 1991 and 2000.
Limtiaco began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Benjamin J. F. Cruz of the Superior Court of Guam from 1990 to 1991. She worked in private practice for over eight years with various law firms and was a Partner at Limtiaco, Cruz & Sison, P.L.L.C. Limtiaco has served as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Guam and for the Basic Law Enforcement Academy at Guam Community College.
NAPABA applauds President Obama for nominating Limtiaco and thanks Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo for recommending Limtiaco.
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and 63 local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members represent solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal service and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes professional development of minorities in the legal profession.