August 8, 2017: L. Steven Grasz was nominated as a U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Eighth Circuit on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Grasz, of Nebraska, is currently a senior counsel at the Omaha office of Husch Blackwell LLP, where he works on business, appellate, public policy, regulatory law and governmental affairs issues. Before that, Grasz worked for more than eleven years as the Nebraska Chief Deputy Attorney General, where he oversaw the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office’s civil and appellate practice in state and federal courts; the state’s official Attorney General’s opinions; and the representation of state constitutional officers and legislators. Grasz also worked for two years as an associate at Kutak Rock and for one year as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Rep. Virginia Smith. Grasz received his law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.