President Trump Nominates Two Candidates for CAVC

NOVA - On August 29, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to nominate two candidates to the CAVC to fill the vacancies created when Chief Judge Davis and Judge Schoelen complete their terms later this year. From the announcement as posted: 

Grant C. Jaquith of New York, to serve as Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. 

Grant Jaquith is the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, where he serves as the chief Federal law enforcement officer for the Northern District of New York. Prior to becoming United States Attorney in 2017, Mr. Jaquith served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York, including as First Assistant United States Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, Narcotics Chief, and Chief of the Albany Office. From 1982 to 2011, Mr. Jaquith also served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Army in several roles, including as Staff Judge Advocate, Circuit Judge, and Chief of Military Law, rising to the rank of Colonel. Mr. Jaquith earned his B.S., cum laude, from Presbyterian College and his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law. 

Scott J. Laurer of Virginia, to serve as Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. 

Scott Laurer is a Deputy Legal Advisor at the National Security Council. Before joining the National Security Council, Mr. Laurer served in the United States Navy as Special Counsel to the Chief of Naval Operations and as a Commanding Officer in the United States Region Legal Service Office for Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia. Mr. Laurer earned his B.A. from Rutgers University, his J.D. from Temple University Law School, and his LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from George Washington University Law School.