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Mark J. Bennett, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated February 12, 2018
  • Confirmed July 10, 2018
  • Age: 64 (approximate)

Career

  • Director, Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher (2011 – present)
  • Attorney General of Hawaii (2002 – 2010)
    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
    • Department of Justice National Leadership Award
    • Hawaii Law Enforcement Elwood J. McGuire Award
  • Partner, McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP (1991 – 2002)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, District of Hawaii (1982 – 1990)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, District of the District of Columbia (1980 – 1982)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law

Education

  • Cornell Law School, J.D. (1979)
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Cornell Law Review, Board of Editors
  • Union College, B.A. (1976)
    • summa cum laude

Clerkship

  • Judge Samuel P. King, United States District Court for the District of Hawaii (1979 – 1980)

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Ryan D. Nelson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: May 15, 2018
  • Confirmed: October 11, 2018
  • Age: [unavailable]

Career

  • General Counsel, Melaleuca, Inc. (2009 – present)
  • Special Counsel to the Ranking Member of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee (2009)
    • Supreme Court nominations
  • Deputy General Counsel, White House Office of Management and Budget (unavailable)
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, United States Department of Justice (unavailable)
  • Associate, Sidley Austin LLP (unavailable)
    • Appellate, Litigation, Products Liability, and Religious Liberties Practice Groups

Education

  • BYU Law School, J.D. (1999)
    • With honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • BYU Law Review, Lead Articles Editor
  • Brigham Young University, B.A. (unavailable)

Clerkships

  • Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit(date unavailable)
  • Judges Charles Brower and Richard Mosk, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague (date unavailable)

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Eric D Miller,U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: July 13, 2018
  • Renominated: January 23, 2019
  • Confirmed: February 26, 2019
  • Age: 43

Career

  • Perkins Coie LLP (2012 – Present)
    • Chair of appellate practice
  • Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States (2007-2012)
    • In 2008, he was awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for his conduct of national-security litigation.
  • Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission (2006-2007)
  • United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Appellate Staff, Civil Division, Attorney, (2001 – 2006)
  • United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Office of Legal Counsel, Attorney – Adviser, (2003 – 2004)

Education

  • University of Chicago Law (1999)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Topics and comments editor of the University of Chicago Law Review
  • Harvard – A.B., Physics (1996)
    • Magna cum laudeClerkships
  • Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States (Unknown)
  • Judge Laurence Silberman, S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit(Unknown)

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Bridget S. Bade, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: August 27, 2018
  • Renominated: February 6, 2019
  • Confirmed: March 26, 2019
  • Age: 52

Career

  • United States Magistrate Judge, District of Arizona (2012 – present)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, District of Arizona (2006 – 2012)
    • Civil and Appellate Divisions, United States Attorney’s Office
    • USAO Performance Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Special Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP (2005 – 2006)
  • Shareholder, Beshears Wallwork Bellamy (1995 – 2005)
  • Trial Attorney, Attorney General’s Honors Program, Environmental Torts Section, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice (1991 – 1995)
    • DOJ Special Achievement Awards (1993, 1994)

Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D. (1990)
    • cum laude
    • Arizona State Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • Arizona State University, B.A. (1987)
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkships

  • Judge Edith H. Jones, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit(1990 – 1991)

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Daniel P. Collins, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Nomination

  • Confirmed: May 21, 2019
  • Nominated: November 13, 2018
  • Renominated: February 6, 2019
  • Age:

Career

  • Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Los Angeles Office (1996 – Present)
  • Associate Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (2001 – 2003)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California (Approximately 1992 – 1996)
  • Attorney Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice (1989 – 1991)

Education

  • Stanford University, J.D.,with distinction (1988)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Served on the Stanford Law Review
  • Harvard College, A.B. (1985)
    • summa cum laude
    • First Marshal of Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkship

  • Justice Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States(1992)
  • Judge Dorothy W. Nelson,United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit(1989)

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Kenneth Kiyul Lee, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Nomination

  • Confirmed: May 15, 2019
  • Nominated: November 13, 2018
  • Renominated: February 6, 2019
  • Age: 43

Career

  • Partner, Jenner & Block LLP, Los Angeles Office (2009 – Present)
  • Associate Counsel, President George W. Bush (2006 – 2009)
  • Special Counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee (July 2005 – September 2005)
  • Associate, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP, New York, NY (2001 – 2005)

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (2000)
    • magna cum laude
  • Cornell University, A.B. (1997)
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkship

  • Judge Emilio M. Garza, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2001)

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Daniel Aaron Bress

Daniel Aaron Bress, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: February 6, 2019
  • Confirmed: July 9, 2019

Career

  • Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (2011 – Present)
    • Associate (2008 – 2011)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, The Columbus School of Law (Spring 2019; Fall 2016)
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, The University of Virginia School of Law (Winters 2009 – 2011)
  • Associate, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP (2007 – 2008)
  • Summer Associate, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, PC (Summer 2004)
  • Judicial Extern to Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar, Supreme Court of California (Summer 2003)

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2005)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Virginia Law Review, Editor-in-Chief (2004 – 2005)
  • Harvard College, A.B. (2001)
    • Magna cum laude

Clerkships

  • Justice Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States (2006 – 2007)
  • Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, United States Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit (2005 – 2006)

Links

  • https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Daniel%20Bress%20SJQ%20-%20PUBLIC.pdf


Danielle Hunsaker

Danielle J. Hunsaker, United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: September 19th, 2019
  • Confirmed: November 7th, 2019

Career

  • Judge, Washington County Circuit Court [2017 – present]
  • Partner, Larkins Vacura Kayser LLP
  • Adjunct Professor, Lewis and Clark Law School [2011 – 2016]
  • Associate, Stoel Rives LLP

Education

  • University of Idaho College of Law; J.D.
    • summa cum laude
  • Ricks College; B.S.
    • cum laude

Clerkships

  • Judge Paul Kelly, United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • Judge Michael Mosman, United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, Untied States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

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Patrick Bumatay

Patrick Bumatay, United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: October 15th, 2019

Career

  • Federal Prosecutor, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California in San Diego (2012 – present)
  • Private Practice, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason Anello & Bohrer, P.C. There
  • Office of the Associate Attorney General
  • Political Appointee, Department of Justice

Education

  • Harvard Law; J.D. (2006)
  • Yale University; B.A. (2000)
    • cum laude

Clerkships

  • Judge Timothy Tymkovich, United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • Judge Sandra Townes, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Links


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Lawrence VanDyke, United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Nomination

  • Nominated: October 15th, 2019

Career

  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division (2019 – present)
  • Solicitor General of Nevada (2015 – 2019)
  • Solicitor General of Montana (2013 – 2014)
  • Assistant Solicitor General of Texas (2012)
  • Attorney, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher LLP (2005 – 2006, 2007 – 2012)
    • Pro bono work for First Liberty Institute, ADF, and the Free Market Foundation

Education

  • Harvard Law School; J.D.
    • Magna cum laude
    • Harvard Law Review
  • Montana State University; M.A. in Engineering Management (2000)
  • Montana State University; B.S. (1997)

Clerkships

  • Judge Janice Brown, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

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