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KU graduate in line for attorney post

February 4, 2010

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— An Overland Park attorney who specializes in employment discrimination cases confirmed on Wednesday that he is being vetted for the top federal law enforcement job in Kansas.

Barry Grissom said he met last week with seven representatives of the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., for an interview before his name is forwarded to President Barack Obama for consideration as U.S. attorney for Kansas. He said he is also undergoing a background check by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The 55-year-old Democrat, a former legal adviser to U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore during his first two congressional races, still must be appointed by Obama and confirmed by the Senate.

Grissom received his law degree in 1981 from Oklahoma City University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Kansas University.

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