- Born 1950 in Bucharest, Romania
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 5, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on November 7, 1985, and received commission on November 7, 1985. Served as chief judge, 2007-present.
Judge, U.S. Claims Court
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 10, 1982, to a new seat authorized by 96 Stat. 27. Confirmed by the Senate on August 20, 1982, and received commission on October 1, 1982. Served as chief judge, 1982-1985. Service terminated on February 9, 1985, due to resignation.
University of California, Los Angeles, A.B., 1972
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1975
Law clerk, Hon. Anthony Kennedy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1975-1976
Law clerk, Hon. Warren Burger, Supreme Court of the United States, 1976-1977
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1977-1979
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1979-1981
Deputy legal counsel, President-Elect Ronald Reagan, 1980-1981
Assistant counsel, Office of Counsel to the President, 1981
Special counsel, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, 1981-1982
Chief of trial division, U.S. Court of Claims, 1982