Colm F. Connolly was confirmed by a unanimous voice vote of the Senate on August 1, 2018 to sit on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. He has served as a district court judge since August 3, 2018 and became Chief Judge of the Court on July 1, 2021. He was a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP from 2009 until he took the bench in 2018. He served as the United States Attorney for the District of Delaware from 2001 to 2009 and was an Assistant United States Attorney from 1993 to 1999. He was a partner with the firm of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell from 1999 to 2001.
Judge Connolly was a law clerk for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1991 to 1992. He graduated with honors from the Duke University School of Law in 1991. He holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame.
Judge Connolly is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the American Law Institute.