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Mary M. Rowland, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Nomination

  • Nominated: June 18, 2018
  • Confirmed: July 31, 2019
  • Age: 58

Career

  • Federal Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2012 – present)
  • Partner, Hughes, Socol, Piers, Resnick & Dym, Ltd. (2000 – 2012)
  • Federal Defender Office in Chicago (1990 – 2000)
    • Chief Appellate Attorney (1995 – 2000)
    • Assistant Federal Defender (1990 – 1995)

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School; J.D. (1988)
  • University of Michigan; B.A (1984)

Clerkships

  • Judge Julian Cook, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (1988 – 1990)

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Steven C. Seeger, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Nomination

  • Nominated: June 18, 2018
  • Confirmed: September 11, 2019
  • Age: 48

Career

  • Senior Trial Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2010 – present)
  • Kirkland & Ellis, LLP (1996 – 2010)
    • Partner (2003 – 2010)
    • Associate (1998 – 2003)

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School (1997)
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • University of Michigan Law Review, Associate and Articles Editor
  • Wheaton College B.A. (1993)
    • summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • Judge David Sentelle, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1997 – 1998)

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Martha Maria Pacold, United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois

Nomination

  • Nominated: June 7, 2018
  • Confirmed: July 31, 2019
  • Age: 40

Career

  • United States Department of the Treasury (2017 – present)
    • Deputy General Counsel, (Oct. 2017 – present)
    • Executive Secretary (Mar. 2017 – Oct. 2017)
  • Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP (2007 – 2017)
    • Partner (2010 – 2017)
    • Associate (2007 – 2010)
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Virginia (2006 – 2007)
  • Counsel to the Attorney General, Office to the Attorney General (2005 – 2006)

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School; J.D. (2002)
    • With Honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • University of Chicago Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Member
  • Indiana University; B.A. (1999)
    • Highest Distinction
  • Duke University, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (spring 1998)

Clerkships

  • Justice Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States (2004 – 2005)
  • Judge Jay S. Bybee, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2003 – 2004)
  • Judge A. Raymond Randolph, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (2002 – 2003)

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John F. Kness, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Nomination

  • Nominated: June 24, 2019
  • Age: [unavailable]

Career

  • General Counsel, College of DuPage (2016 – present)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois (2009 – 2016)
  • Associate Attorney, Winston & Strawn LLP (2007 – 2009)
  • Associate Attorney, Jenner & Block (2003 – 2004)

Education

  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; J.D.
    • cum laude
  • Northwestern University; B.A.
    • cum laude

Clerkships

  • Judge William Pryor, United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (2004 – 2005)

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