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Stanley Blumenfeld, United States District Court for the Central District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: November 13, 2018
  • Renominated: February 6. 2019
  • Age:

Career

  • Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court (2006 – present)
  • Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP (1993 – 2006)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Central District of California, United States Attorney’s Office (1989 – 1993)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California School of Law 

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, J.D. (1988)
    • Order of the Coif
    • UCLA Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • New York University, M.A. (1985)
  • SUNY Binghamton, B.A. (1984)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkship

  • Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1989)

Links


Jeremy B. Rosen, United States District Court for the Central District of California

 Nomination

  • Nominated: November 13, 2018
  • Renominated: February 6. 2019
  • Age: 47

Career

  • Partner, Horvitz & Levy LLP, Los Angeles Office (2001 – Present)
  • Associate, Munger, Tolles & Olson (Unknown– 2001)

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D. and L.L.M. (1997)
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Duke Law Review
  • Cornell University, B.A.(1993)
    • magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Clerkship

  • Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit(2000)
  • Judge William Matthew Byrne, Jr., District Court for the Central District of California(1998)

Links


Mark C. Scarsi, United States District Court for the Central District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: November 13, 2018
  • Renominated: February 6, 2019
  • Age: 53

 Career

  • Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCoy LLP, Los Angeles Office (2007 – Present)
    • Chair, firm’s Global Intellectual Property Practice
    • O’Melveny & Myers (unknown – 2007)
  • Software Engineer (seven years prior to legal profession)

Education

  • Georgetown University School of Law Center, J.D. (1996)
    • magna cum laude
  • Syracuse University, M.S. (1991)
  • Syracuse University, B.S. (1987)

Links


Sandy Nunes Leal, United States District Court for the Central District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: October 17th, 2019

Career

  • Judge, Superior Court of Orange County, California (2018 – present)
  • United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California
    • Deputy Chief (2015 – 2018)
    • Assistant U.S. Attorney (2004 -2015)
  • Assistant District Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service

Education

  • Boston College Law School; J.D.
  • University of Washington; B.A.

Links


Fernando Aenlle-Rocha, United States District Court for the Central District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: October 17th, 2019

Career

  • Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California (2017-present)
  • Partner, White and Case LLP (2005-2017)
  • Partner, McDermott, Will and Emery LLP (2000-2005)
  • Associate, Stephan, Oringher, Richman and Theodora PC (1999-2000)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Central District of California (1994-1999)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida (1990-1994)
  • Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County (1987-1990)

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; J.D. (1986)
  • Princeton University; B.A. (1983)

Links


Rick Richmond, District Court for the Central District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: October 17th, 2019

Career

  • Partner, Founder, Manager, Jenner & Block (current)
  • Partner, Kirkland and Ellis
  • Appellate Staff, Civil Division of the Department of Justice

Education

  • George Washington University; J.D.
    • cum laude
    • Senior Managing Editor, George Washington Law Review
  • Brigham Young University; B.S.
    • cum laude

Clerkships

  • Harlington Wood Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Links


John Holcomb

John Holcomb, United States District Court for the Central District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: November 21, 2019

Career

  • Partner, Greenberg Gross LLP
  • Private Practice
  • Partner, Knobbe Martens

Military Service

  • United States Navy [1980 – 1989]
    • Commissioned Officer [1984 – 1989]

Education

  • Harvard Law School; J.D. [1993]
  • Harvard Business School; M.B.A. [1993]
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S. [1984]

Clerkships

  • Ronald Barliant, Untied States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois

Links


Steve Kim, United States District Court for the Central District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: November 21, 2019

Career

  • Vice President, Stroz Friedberg LLC
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s office in L.A. California
  • Civil Litigator, Munger, Tolles, & Olson LLP

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center; J.D.
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Oklahoma; B.A.
    • Carl Albert Award

Clerkships

  • Stephen Wilson, S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • Sidney Thomas, S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Links


Shireen Matthews

Shireen Matthews, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: October 17th, 2019

Career

  • Partner, Jones Day in San Diego (2013 – present)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California (2008 – 2013)
  • Associate, Latham & Watkins LLP (2005 – 2008)

Education

  • Duke University School of Law; J.D. (2004)
    • cum laude
  • Georgetown University; B.A. (2000)
    • magna cum laude

Clerkships

  • Irma Gonzalez, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Links


Adam Braverman, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: October 17th, 2019

Career

  • Associate Deputy Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice (current)
  • United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California
    • S. Attorney
    • Deputy Chief of the Criminal Enterprise Section
  • Private Practice, Goodwin Procter LLP

Education

  • George Washington University Law School; J.D. (2000)
  • George Washington University; B.A.
    • cum laude

Clerkships

  • Consuelo Maria Callahan, United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • Reggie Walton, S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Ann O’Regan Keary, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Links


Todd Robinson, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: November 21, 2019

Career

    • S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of California [1998 – present]
      • Assistant United States Attorney
        • Senior Litigation Counsel in the Criminal Division [2005 – present]
      • Various other Roles [1998 – 2005]

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley; B.A.
  • Georgetown University Law Center; J.D.
    • cum laude

Links


Knut Johnson

Knut Johnson, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: November 21, 2019

Career

  • Owner, Law Office of Knut S. Johnson [1996 – present]
  • Associate Attorney, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP [1994 – 1996]
  • Senior Trial Attorney, Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc [1988 – 1994]
  • Associate Attorney, Jenkins & Perry [1986 – 1988]

Education

  • Tulane University; B.S. [1980]
  • University of San Diego School of Law; J.D. [1986]
    • cum laude

Links


Michelle Pettit

Michelle Pettit, Unites States District Court for the Southern District of California

Nomination

  • Nominated: November 21, 2019

Career

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California [2007 – 2015]
  • Senior Trial Counsel, United States Navy on Active Duty in San Diego

Military Service

  • United States Navy
    • Judge, U.S. Navy Reserves

Education

  • United States Naval Academy; B.S.
  • Vanderbilt University Law School; J.D.
    • Order of the Coif
    • Vanderbilt Law Review

Links

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