Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Confirmation of Susan DeClercq to be United States District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan

Thursday, October 05, 2023

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced the U.S. Senate has confirmed Susan DeClercq to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

DeClercq was nominated by President Biden on May 3. On June 7, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing considering her nomination. A video of the hearing can be found here. A video of Senator Stabenow’s remarks can be found here, and a video of Senator Peters’ remarks can be found here.

“Susan DeClercq will be an outstanding U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. Her time in the U.S. Attorney’s office and in other roles in Michigan have demonstrated her thoughtfulness and intellect. Her confirmation is great news for Michigan,” said Senator Stabenow.

“Susan DeClercq is a public servant, whose staunch commitment to defending justice, civil rights, and our Constitution will serve the people of Michigan well,” said Senator Peters. “She is exceptionally qualified with an outstanding legal career that reflects her integrity and utmost respect for American institutions and democracy. I was honored to help confirm her to the U.S. federal bench.”

Susan K. DeClercq has been Director and Counsel of Special Investigations at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan since 2022. Ms. DeClercq previously served as an Assistant U.S Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2004 to 2022, where she had several leadership roles, including serving as Chief of the Civil Division. Ms. DeClercq worked for Skadden, Arps, Slate, and Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C. as a litigation associate from 2001 to 2004. From 1999 to 2001, she served as a law clerk for Judge Avern Cohn on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. DeClercq received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Wayne State University School of Law in 1999 and her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1995.