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UNITTEDSTATESSENATE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR NON-JUDICIAL NOMINEES

PUBLIC

1. Name: State full name (include any former names used).

Nicholas Arthur Klinefeldt

2. Position: State the position for which you have been nominated.

United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa

3. Address: List current office address. If city and state of residence differs from your
place of employment, please list the city and state where you currently reside.

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.


100 Court Ave., Suite 600
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Residence:

4. Birthplace: State date and place of birth.

1974; Des Moines, Iowa

5. Education: List in reverse chronological order each college, law school, or any other
institution of higher education attended and indicate for each the dates of attendance,
whether a degree was received, and the date each degree was received.

The University of Iowa College of Law


Attended from August 1997 to May 2000
Received Juris Doctor with Distinction in May 2000

Drake University
Attended Summer 1998

The University of Iowa


Attended from August 1992 to December 1995
Received Bachelor of Arts with Honors in December 1995

Des Moines Area Community College


Attended Summer 1993

6. Employment Record: List in reverse chronological order all governmental agencies,


business or professional corporations, companies, firms, or other enterprises,
partnerships, institutions or organizations, non-profit or otherwise, with which you have
been affiliated as an officer, director, partner, proprietor, or employee since graduation
from college, whether or not you received payment for your services. Include the name
and address of the employer and job title or description.
Ahlers & Cooney, P .C.
100 Court Ave., Suite 600
Des Moines, IA 50309
Associate
March 2006 to Present

Iowa Democratic Party


Counsel
Des Moines, Iowa
Fall 2006 to March 2009

Obama for America


State Counsel
Des Moines, Iowa
August 2008 to November 2008

Kelly, Libby & Hoopes, P.C. (Now LibbyHoopes, P.C.)


175 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Associate
September 2003 to February 2006

The Honorable Christopher J. Armstrong, Chief Justice


The Honorable Benjamin Kaplan, Justice
Massachusetts Court of Appeals
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108
Law Clerk
September 2002 to August 2003

The Honorable Robert W. Pratt


U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District ofIowa
United States Courthouse
123 E. Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Law Clerk
August 2000 to August 2002

Tindal, Erdahl, Goddard & Nestor, P.C.


(No longer in existence; previously located in Iowa City, Iowa)
Law Clerk
Fall 1998 to Spring 1999
Fall 1999 to Summer 2000

Federal Public Defender


340 Capital Square
400 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Law Clerk
Suttrmer 1999

STARBASE Leadership Academy


Camp Dodge
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Counselor
Summer 1998

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin


731 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Staff Assistant! Asst. to Legislative Director
February 1997 to August 1997

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin's Reelection Campaign


(Office closed; previously located in Des Moines, Iowa)
Field Organizer/Regional Field Organizer
January 1996 to November 1996

7. Militarv Service and Draft Status: Identify any service in the U.S. Military, including
dates of service, branch of service, rank or rate, serial number (if different from social
security number) and type of discharge received, and whether you have registered for
selective service.

I have not served in the U.S. military. I have registered for the selective service.

8. Honors and Awards: List any scholarships, fellowships, honorary degrees, academic or
professional honors, honorary society memberships, military awards, and any other
special recognition for outstanding service or achievement.

J.D. with Distinction


B.A. with Honors
The Honorable Donald O'Brien scholarship for public service
Recipient of Equal Justice Foundation grant
Journal of Gender, Race & Justice (Student WriterlNote & Comment Editor)

9. Bar Associations: List all bar associations or legal or judicial-related committees,


selection panels or conferences of which you are or have been a member, and give the
titles and dates of any offices which you have held in such groups.

American Bar Association


Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Iowa Bar Association
Polk County Bar Association
Equal Justice Foundation (Member, 1997-2000/Co-President, 1999-2000)
Blackstone Inn
Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of Iowa
Domestic Violence Intervention Program

10. Bar and Court Admission:

a. List the date (s) you were admitted to the bar of any state and any lapses in
membership. Please explain the reason for any lapse in membership.

Massachusetts 2001 (inactive beginning 2009)


Iowa 2006 (no lapses in membership)

b. List all courts in which you have been admitted to practice, including dates of
admission and any lapses in membership. Please explain the reason for any lapse
in membership. Give the same information for administrative bodies that require
special admission to practice.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit (2004)


United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (2006)
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts (2003)
United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa (2006)
United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa (2006)
State Courts of Massachusetts (2001)
State Courts of Iowa (2006)

No lapses in membership other than inactive in Massachusetts State Courts


beginning in 2009.

11. Memberships:

a. List all professional, business, fraternal, scholarly, civic, charitable, or other


organizations, other than those listed in response to Questions 9 or 10 to which
you belong, or to which you have belonged, since graduation from law school.
Provide dates of membership or participation, and indicate any office you held.
Include clubs, working groups, advisory or editorial boards, panels, committees,
conferences, or publications.

American Constitution Society (Approx. 2005 - Present)

b. Indicate whether any of these organizations listed in response to lla above


currently discriminate or formerly discriminated on the basis of race, sex, religion
or national origin either through formal membership requirements or the practical
implementation of membership policies. If so, describe any action you have taken
to change these policies and practices.

No.

12. Published Writings and Public Statements:

a List the titles, publishers, and dates of books, articles, reports, letters to the editor,
editorial pieces, or other published material you have written or edited, including
material published only on the Internet. Supply four (4) copies of all published
material to the Committee.

• Article for Polk County Bar Association on Constitution Day Speech by


Judge Robert W. Pratt (2006)

• General editing responsibilities for Journal of Gender, Race & Justice


(1998 - 2000)

b. Supply four (4) copies of any reports, memoranda or policy statements you
prepared or contributed in the preparation of on behalf of any bar association,
committee, conference, or organization of which you were or are a member. If
you do not have a copy of a report, memorandum or policy statement, give the
name and address of the organization that issued it, the date of the document, and
a summary of its subject matter.

None.

c. Supply four (4) copies of any testimony, official statements or other


communications relating, in whole or in part, to matters of public policy or legal
interpretation, that you have issued or provided or that others presented on your
behalf to public bodies or public officials.

None.

d. Supply four (4) copies, transcripts or recordings of all speeches or talks delivered
by you, including commencement speeches, remarks, lectures, panel discussions,
conferences, political speeches, and question-and-answer sessions. Include the
date and place where they were delivered, and readily available press reports
about the speech or talk. If you do not have a copy of the speech or a transcript or
recording of your remarks, give the name and address of the group before whom
the speech was given, the date of the speech, and a summary of its subject matter.
If you did not speak from a prepared text, furnish a copy of any outline or notes
from which you spoke.

None.

e. List all interviews you have given to newspapers, magazines or other


publications, or radio or television stations, providing the dates of these
interviews and four (4) copies of the clips or transcripts of these interviews where
they are available to you.

I have done my best to identify all items called for in this question, including a
thorough review of my personal files and searches of publicly available databases.
I have located the following:

The Iowa Independent, Lynda Waddington, "Klinefeldt tapped to be next


Southern District US Attorney," 3/15/09

13. Public Office, Political Activities and Affiliations:

a. List chronologically any public offices you have held, other than judicial offices,
including the terms of service and whether such positions were elected or
appointed. If appointed, please include the name of the individual who appointed
you. Also, state chronologically any unsuccessful candidacies you have had for
dective office or unsuccessful nominations for appointed office.

None.

b. List all memberships and offices held in and services rendered, whether
compensated or not, to any political party or election committee. If you have ever
held a position or played a role in a political campaign, identify the particulars of
the campaign, including the candidate, dates of the campaign, your title and
responsibilities.
Obama for America
State Counsel (2008)

I acted as general counsel for the campaign for the State of Iowa. My chief
responsibilities consisted of coordinating and implementing a voter protection
plan.

Iowa Democratic Party


Counsel (2006-2009)

I acted as general counsel for the party. My role consisted of both advising the
party on general matters, such as contract and employment issues, as well as
advising them on campaign matters, such as advertisements and campaign fmance
issues. I also coordinated and implemented voter protection plans for the party in
the 2006 and 2008 elections.

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin's Reelection Campaign


Field Organizer/Regional Field Organizer (1996)

I was a Field Organizer for Citizens for Harkin from January 1996 to August 1996
and then a Regional Field Organizer for the Coordinated Campaign from August
1996 to November 1996. The Citizens for Harkin field staff was shifted to a
coordinated campaign and additional field staff were hired in August 1996. At
that point, I became a regional field organizer, supervising approximately seven
other field organizers. The job ofField Organizer consisted of mobilizing
supporters, organizing events, and coordinating a get-out-the-vote effort for
election day.

14. Legal Career: Answer each part separately.

a. Describe chronologically your law practice and legal experience after graduation
from law school including:

1. whether you served as clerk to a judge, and if so, the name of the judge,
the court and the dates of the period you were a clerk;

Law Clerk
The Honorable Christopher J. Armstrong, Chief Justice
The Honorable Benjamin Kaplan, Justice
Massachusetts Court of Appeals
2002-2003

Law Clerk
The Honorable Robert W. Pratt
u.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District ofIowa
2000-2002

11. whether you practiced alone, and if so, the addresses and dates;

I have not practiced alone.


111. the dates, names and addresses of law firms or offices, companies or
governmental agencies with which you have been affiliated, and the nature
of your affiliation with each.

Ahlers & Cooney, P.C.


100 Court Ave., Suite 600
Des Moines, IA 50309
Associate
March 2006 to Present

Kelly, Libby & Hoopes, P.C. (Now LibbyHoopes, P.c.)


175 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Associate
September 2003 to February 2006

IV. whether you served as a mediator or arbitrator in alternative dispute


resolution proceedings and, if so, a description of the 10 most significant
matters with which you were involved in that capacity.

I have not served as a mediator or arbitrator in alternative dispute


resolution proceedings.

b. Describe:

i. the general character of your law practice and indicate by date when its
character has changed over the years.

I began my career by doing two judicial clerkships: one for a federal


district court judge and one for a state appellate court judge. I then
became an associate for Kelly, Libby & Hoopes, P.C. in 2003, a boutique
firm specializing in white-collar criminal defense. At ·that firm, I practiced
mostly complex federal criminal defense. However, I also handled some
state criminal matters, and a few civil cases. I then moved back to Iowa in
2006 and became an associate at Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., one of the largest
firms in Iowa. At the Ahlers Firm, my practice has consisted of civil
litigation, criminal defense, and election law. My civil litigation practice
has consisted mainly of commercial litigation, employment litigation, and
personal injury litigation - in which I have represented both plaintiffs and
defendants.

11. your typical clients and the areas at each period of your legal career, if
any, in which you have specialized.

My typical clients at Kelly, Libby & Hoopes, P.C. ranged from Fortune
500 companies and executives to indigent clients. My clients at the Ahlers
Firm have consisted of both companies and individuals. In addition, my
clients at the Ahlers Firm have also consisted of school districts.

c. Describe the percentage of your practice that has been in litigation and whether
you appeared in court frequently, occasionally, or not at all. If the frequency of
your appearances in court varied, describe such variance, providing dates.
Approximately 95% of my practice is litigation. I have appeared frequently in
court.

1. Indicate the percentage of your practice in:


1. federal courts (75%);
2. state courts of record (25%);
3. other courts (0%);
4. administrative agencies (0%).

ii. Indicate the percentage of your practice in:


1. civil proceedings;
2. criminal proceedings.

At Kelly, Libby & Hoopes, P.C., I spent approximately 5% of my practice


in civil proceedings and 95% in criminal proceedings. At the Ahlers Firm,
I have spent approximately 25% in criminal proceedings and 75% in civil
proceedings.

d. State the number of cases in courts of record, including cases before


administrative law judges, you tried to verdict, judgment or final decision (rather
than settled), indicating whether you were sole counsel, chief counsel, Or associate
counsel.

1. What percentage of these trials were:


I. jury (20%);
2. non-jury (80%).

I have tried one federal criminal case to verdict at a jury trial (which was as
sole counsel), approximately three to five to judgment in front of a magistrate
in small claims court (as sole counsel), and one attorney disciplinary matter to
final decision in front of a three-attorney panel (as associate counsel).

e. Describe your practice, if any, before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Supply four (4) copies of any briefs, amicus or otherwise, and, if applicable, any
oral argument transcripts before the Supreme Court in connection with your
practice.

I have not practiced before the Supreme Court of the United States.

15. Litigation: Describe the ten (10) most significant litigated matters which you personally
handled, whether or not you were the attorney of record. Give the citations, if the cases
were reported, and the docket number and date if unreported. Give a capsule summary of
the substance of each case. Identify the party or parties whom you represented; describe
in detail the nature of your participation in the litigation and the final disposition of the
case. Also state as to each case:

a. the date of representation;

b. the name ofthe court and the name of the judge or judges before whom the case
was litigated; and
c. the individual name, addresses, and telephone numbers of co-counsel and of
principal counsel for each of the other parties.

United States v. Gaddy

Case Number: Federal District Court: 4:05-CR-00194


Eighth Circuit: No. 07-2625
Published: 532 F.3d 783 (8th Cir. 2008)

Court/Judge: United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa!
Judge Gritzner

Date of Representation: 2006-2008

Summary: I represented a defendant on conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine


and related charges through jury trial, appeal, and application for
writ of certiorari. The case involved numerous defendants and, in
the trial of this particular defendant, three cooperating witnesses,
over two dozen wiretap conversations, and a confession. The jury
found the defendant guilty of six out of eight counts, but on a
special interrogatory on drug quantity found him not responsible
for an amount that would have resulted in a mandatory life
sentence. I appealed the case to the United States Court of
Appeals, where oral argument was held but the case was affirmed,
and the United States Supreme Court, where writ of certiorari was
denied.

Co-Counsel: None

Opposing Counsel: Debra Scorpiniti


United States Attorney's Office
110 E. Court Ave., Suite 286
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-473-9300

United States v. Moore

Case Number: 4:07-CR-00070

Court/Judge: Umted States District Court for the Southern District ofIowa!
Judge Pratt

Date of Representation: 2007-2008

Summary: I represented a defendant in a felon in possession of firearm charge


through guilty plea and sentencing. The defendant was accused of
firing a rife into a hotel room twice after an altercation in the
parking lot. After an evidentiary hearing at sentencing, I was able
to obtain a ruling against a 24-month enhancement to his sentence
for using a firearm in connection with another offense (a state
charge of intimidation with a dangerous weapon, for which he was
originally arrested).
Co-Counsel: None

Opposing Counsel: John Courter


United States Attorney's Office
110 E. Court Ave., Suite 286
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-473-9300

Board of Bar Overseers v. Attorney

Case Number: Confidential

Court/Judge: Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers

Date of Representation: 2005

Summary: I represented a prominent criminal defense attorney in an ethics


complaint through a four-day hearing in front of a three-attorney
panel to a successful decision. The charges involved the handling
of a civil case, and the panel ultimately found in our favor on 52
out of 54 charges. I was second chair on the case and Paul Kelly
was first chair. However, I handled some ofthe witnesses at the
hearing and most of the writing of motions and briefs.

Co-Counsel: Paul Kelly


Formerly: Partner, Kelly, Libby & Hoopes, P.C.
Now: Executive Director
National Hockey League Players' Association
20 Bay Street, Suite 1700
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N8 Canada
416-313-2300

Opposing Counsel: Stacey Best


Office of Bar Counsel
99 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-728-8750

United States v. Woo

Case Number: 1:05-CR-1 0098

Court/Judge: United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts/


Judge Gertner

Date of Representation: 2005-2006

Summary: I represented a defendant on charges of money laundering and tax


fraud through guilty plea and sentencing. The defendant was
charged with laundering over $100,000 through her company for
her boyfriend in connection with his very significant marijuana
dealing operation. I was the principal contact for the client and
Government, and handled both the briefing and oral argument at
sentencing. I was able to obtain a plea bargain for the client that
kept her out of prison.

Co-Counsel: Frank Libby, Jr.


LibbyHoopes, P.C.
175 Federal St.
Boston, MA 02110
617-338-9300

Opposing Counsel: Rachel Hershfang


United States Attorney's Office
John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200
Boston, MA 02210
617-748-3100

United States v. DiFlumera

Case Number: 4:04-CR-40002

Court/Judge: United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts/


Judge Gorton

Date of Representation: 2004-2005

Summary: I represented a former high-ranking u:6ion official in an extortion


case through guilty plea and sentencing. The defendant was
accused of extorting over a million dollars in a scheme whereby a
grocery store chain alleged he threatened to have them organized if
they did not pay. I was second chair on the case and Paul Kelly
was first chair. However, I handled much of the client relations
and briefing as well as some of the contact with the Government. I
also handled matters such as securing the defendant's release from
custody pending triaL

Co-Counsel: Paul Kelly


Formerly: Partner, Kelly, Libby & Hoopes, P.C.
Now: Executive Director
National Hockey League Players' Association
20 Bay Street, Suite 1700
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N8 Canada
416-313-2300

Opposing Counsel: Laura Kaplan


United States Attorney's Office
John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200
Boston, MA 02210
617-748-3100

United States v. Reis

Case Number: 4:04-CR-40002


Court/Judge: United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts/
Judge O'Toole

Date of Representation: 2003-2004

Summary: I represented a Brazilian attorney in a 54-count indictment,


including charges of tax fraud and immigration fraud, through
guilty plea and sentencing. The defendant was accused of
committing immigration fraud by falsifying petitions for asylum.
He was also accused of falsifying tax returns for illegal aliens
without their knowledge and keeping the refund. Paul Kelly was
the attorney of record, but I took primary responsibility for the case
and ultimately obtained a plea bargain for a 30-month sentence.

Co-Counsel: Paul Kelly


Formerly: Partner, Kelly, Libby & Hoopes, P.C.
Now: Executive Director
National Hockey League Players' Association
20 Bay Street, Suite 1700
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N8 Canada
416-313-2300

Opposing Counsel: Paul Levenson


United States Attorney's Office
John Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200
Boston, MA 02210
617-748-3100

United States v. Garcia-Briceno

Case Number: 4:07-CR-00223

Court/Judge: United States District Court for the Southern District ofIowa!
Judge Longstaff

Date of Representation: 2007-2008

Sumniary: I represented a defendant on conspiracy to distribute


methamphetamine and related charges through guilty plea and
sentencing. The defendant was one of approximately a dozen
defendants accused of being involved in the conspiracy, that
included his brother and a complex organization with individuals
performing discrete functions. I was able to obtain a sentence,
over the Government's objection, for one of the lowest terms of
imprisonment in the case.

Co-Counsel: None

Opposing Counsel: Jason Griess


United States Attorney's Office
110 E. Court Ave., Suite 286
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-473-9300

Floden v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

Case Number: 4:07 -CV -00177/2008 WL 3992249

Court/Judge: United States District Court for the Southern District ofIowa!
Judge Jarvey

Date of Representation: 2007-2008

Summary: I represented the Des Moines school district on American with


Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave Act claims through
summary judgment. The plaintiff alleged that the school district
had violated her FMLA rights and the ADA when, during the
various times that she was taking FMLA leave, it transferred her to
another position and then, later, allegedly forced her to resign from
that position. I was able to obtain an order granting our motion for
summary judgment and dismissing the case.

Co-Counsel: None

Opposing Counsel: James Sayre


James L. Sayre, P.C.
13375 University Ave., Suite 101
Clive, IA 50325
515-457-7086

Dock v. Des Moines Independent Community School District & Sheila


Mason

Case Number: 4:07-CV-00065/604 F.Supp.2d 1230 (S.D. Iowa 2009)

Court/Judge: United States District Court for the Southern District ofIowa!
Magistrate Judge Walters

Date of Representation: 2007-2009

Summary: I represented the Des Moines school district and one of its
executives in claims of race and gender employment
discrimination through summary judgment. The plaintiff alleged
that an executive at the school district targeted her and ultimately
terminated her because she was an African-American woman. The
case involved numerous witnesses to various complaints by the
plaintiff. The court granted in part and denied in part our summary
judgment motion, and we were able to resolve the case prior to
trial through settlement.

Co-Counsel: None

Opposing Counsel: Scott Bandstra


Bandstra Law Firm, P.C.
505 5th Ave., Suite 810
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-283-2050

Mark Sherinian
Sherinian & Walker PC
630 Colony Park
3737 Woodland Ave.
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-224-2079

Klier-Young v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

Case Number: LACL103004

Court/Judge: Iowa District Court for Polk County/Judge Reis

Date of Representation: 2006-2007

Summary: I represented the Des Moines school district in a personal injury


action. Plaintiff suffered a serious leg injury on the steps of a main
school district building while attending a busy orientation for her
son. Plaintiff claimed that the school district was at fault both in
its maintenance and design of the building. I was aable to show
that the action really amounted to a claim about the design of the
stairs and, with the assistance of an expert witness apd law that
applies unique liability protection to schools, was able to get
summary judgment for the school district.

Co-Counsel: None

Opposing Counsel: William R. King


DavisBrown Law Firm
215 10th Street, Ste. 1300
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-246-7932

16. Legal Activities: Describe the most significant legal activities you have pursued,
including significant litigation which did not progress to trial or legal matters that did not
involve litigation. Describe fully the nature of your participation in these activities. List
any client(s) or organization(s) for whom you performed lobbying activities and describe
the lobbying activities you performed on behalf of such client(s) or organizations(s).
(Note: As to any facts requested in this question, please omit any information protected
by the attorney-client privilege.)

I have been involved in matters that did not involve a trial in both the public and private
sector. As a judicial clerk, I assisted judges in preparing their rulings in both the federal
district court and state appellate court settings. These matters consisted of both civil and
criminal cases.

In private practice, I have handled criminal matters that have ranged from complex
matters involving Fortune 500 companies and political entities to drug and violent crimes
involving indigent defendants. In Boston, I represented a large phannaceutical company
and numerous executives of other large phannaceutical companies in various grand jury
investigations and internal investigations. I also represented the Office of the Speaker of
Massachusetts in a federal grand jury investigation that involved the Speaker of the
House. My role in that case included coordinating the document production in response
to the subpoenas and representing employees of the Office of the Speaker before the
grand jury. While in Boston, I also provided individual representation to a client in
London, England, who was not a party but nonetheless a central figure, in relation to
numerous lawsuits in both the United States and United Kingdom involving the
reinsurance market. In addition, I have handled a number of cases where matters were
resolved by way of pre-lawsuit negotiations. I have also occasionally advised companies
with regard to employment practices.

I have not performed any lobbying activities.

17. Teaching: What courses have you taught? For each course, state the title, the institution
at which you taught the course, the years in which you taught the course, and describe
briefly the subject matter of the course and the major topics taught. If you have a
syllabus of each course, provide four (4) copies to the committee.

None.

18. Deferred Income! Future Benefits: List the sources, amounts and dates of all
anticipated receipts from deferred income arrangements, stock, options, uncompleted
contracts and other future benefits which you expect to derive from previous business
relationships, professional services, firm memberships, former employers, clients or
customers. Describe the arrangements you have made to be compensated in the future
for any financial or business interest.

If! am confirmed, I will resign from my position at Ahlers & Cooney, P.c. Upon my
resignation, I will receive compensation from my law firm through that date. In addition,
I will remain vested in the firm's 401(k) plan, but neither I nor my firm will make any
further contributions to it.

19. Outside Commitments During Service: Do you have any plans, commitments, or
agreements to pursue outside employment, with or without compensation, during your
service with the court? If so, explain.

No.

20. Sources of Income: List sources and amounts of all income received during the calendar
year preceding your nomination and for the current calendar year, including all salaries,
fees, dividends, interest, gifts, rents, royalties, licensing fees, honoraria, and other items
exceeding $500 or more (if you prefer to do so, copies of the [mancial disclosure report,
required by the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, may be substituted here).

Financial disclosure report is attached.

21. Statement of Net Worth: Please complete the attached financial net worth statement in
detail (add schedules as called for).

See attached net worth statement.


22. Potential Conflicts of Interest:

a. Identify the family members or other persons., parties, affiliations, pending and
categories of litigation, financial arrangements or other factors that are likely to
present potential conflicts-of-interest when you first assume the position to which
you have been nominated. Explain how you would address any such conflict if it
were to arise.

In connection with the nomination process, I have consulted with the Office of
Government Ethics and the Department of Justice's designated agency ethics
official to identify potential conflicts of interest. Any potential conflict of interest
will be resolved in accordance with the terms of an ethics agreement that I have
entered into with the Department's designated agency ethics official.

b. Explain how you will resolve any potential conflict of interest, including the
procedure you will follow in determining these areas of concern.

In the event of a potential conflict of interest, I will consult with the ethics
officials for the Executive Office for the United States Attorneys, Department of
Justice.

23. Pro Bono Work: An ethical consideration under Canon 2 of the American Bar
Association's Code of Professional Responsibility calls for "every lawyer, regardless of
professional prominence or professional workload, to fmd some time to participate in
serving the disadvantaged." Describe what you have done to fulfill these responsibilities,
listing specific instances and the amount of time devoted to each. If you are not an
attorney, please use this opportunity to report significant charitable and volunteer work
you may have done.

I have taken the commitment to do pro bono work very seriously. During law school, I
underwent extensive training and volunteered for a program for women who had been
domestically abused and assisted them in getting restraining orders. In addition, I was a
member and Co-President of the Equal Justice Foundation at my law school, which raised
money for law students to take public interest summer jobs.

I did judicial clerkships for three years following graduation from law school. While
these positions did not allow for the opportunity to do pro bono work, I considered this
work to be for the benefit of the public.

In private practice, I have spent afternoons volunteering at the Legal Aid office in Des
Moines, Iowa. I have also been an active member of the Criminal Justice Act panel,
which handles court-appointed cases at a reduced hourly rate for persons who cannot
afford an attorney. Often my work for the Criminal Justice Act panel involves me
providing services that are not compensable. In addition, I perform free legal services for
people referred to me by colleagues involved in mentoring and charitable activities. .

It is difficult to provide the exact amount of time I have spent doing pro bono work as I
have never kept track of the hours.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Nicholas A. Klinefeldt
NET WORTH

Provide a complete, current financial net worth statement which itemizes in detail all assets (including bank accounts, real
estate, securities, trusts, investments, and other financial holdings) all liabilities (including debts, mortgages, loans, and
other financial obligations) of yourself, your spouse, and other immediate members of your household.

ASSETS LIABILITIES

Cash on hand and in banks 3 700 Notes payable to banks-secured

U.S. Government securities-add schedule Notes payable to banks-unsecured

Listed securities-add schedule 19 600 Notes payable to relatives

Unlisted securities--add schedule 'Notes payable to others

Accounts and notes receivable: Accounts and bills due

Due from relatives and friends Unpaid income tax

Due from others Other unpaid income and interest


Real estate mortgages payable-add
Doubtful
schedule 218 000

Real estate owned-add schedule 242 000 Chattel mortgages and other liens payable

Real estate mortgages receivable Other debts-itemize:


Student Loan for Nick Klinefeldt
Autos and other personal property 31 000 - 54 600

Cash value-life insurance Student Loan for Andria Klinefeldt 13 500

Other assets itemize: Credit Card 3 000

Total liabilities 289 100

Net Worth 7 200

Total Assets 296 300 Total liabilities and net worth 296 300
CONTINGENT LIABILITIES GENERAL INFORMATION

As endorser, comaker or guarantor none Are any assets pledged? (Add schedule) No
Are you defendant in any suits or legal
On leases or contracts
none actions? No

Legal Claims none Have you ever taken bankruptcy? No

Provision for Federal Income Tax none


Other special debt
none
FINANCIAL STATEMENT

NET WORTH SCHEDULES

Listed Securities

Vanguard 500 Index Fund $3,700


Vanguard Global Equity Fund $3,600
Vanguard Intermediate Term Bond Index Fund $2,500
Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund $4,600
Vanguard Small-Cap Index Fund $4,900
Vanguard Wellington Fund $300

Real Estate Owned

Personal Residence ( $242,000


Mortgagees: Nationwide
Great Western Bank

Real Estate Mortgages Payable

Personal Residence )
Mortgagees: Nationwide $184,900
Great Western Bank $33,500
AFFIDAVIT

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that the information provided in this statement is, to the best
of my knowledge, true and accurate.

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