History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Howell, Beryl Alaine
Born 1956 in Fort Benning, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Barack Obama on July 14, 2010, to a seat vacated by Paul L. Friedman. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 2010, and received commission on December 27, 2010. Served as chief judge, 2016-present.

Bryn Mawr College, B.A., 1978
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1983

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Dickinson R. Debevoise, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1983-1984
Private practice, New York City, 1985-1987
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1987-1993
U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1993-2003; senior counsel, 1993-1996; general counsel, 1997-2003
Executive managing director and general counsel, Stroz Friedberg, 2003-2009
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 2004-2013


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