The Senate, acting pursuant to a unanimous consent agreement, voted on September 25, 2006 to confirm Francisco A. Besosa as U.S. District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico. The nomination met no opposition and the vote was 87-0. Judge Besosa will occupy the vacancy left by now Senior U.S. District Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez.
Judge Besosa is a graduate of Brown University (A.B., 1971) and The Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1979). He also served as an Assistant United States Attorney (Civil Division) in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Puerto Rico from 1983-1986. At the time of his nomination he directed the Litigation and Trial Practice Department at the firm of Adsuar Muñiz Goyco & Besosa, P.S.C. He has been a member of the Committee to Revise the Local Rules of the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and in 1993 he was appointed to the Court's United States Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. In 1997, the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico appointed Mr. Besosa to the Bar Examination Review Board of Puerto Rico. Judge Besosa also served as an officer in the United States Army's Military Intelligence Branch, was discharged honorably in 1976 as a Captain and was awarded the Army's Meritorious Service Medal.
Everyone who knows him, including myself, praises his intellect and integrity.
PRACDL welcomes Judge Besosa to the federal bench and wishes him all the best in this new role in life.