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Chen, Edward Milton
Born 1953 in Oakland, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 5, 2011, to a seat vacated by Martin J. Jenkins. Confirmed by the Senate on May 10, 2011, and received commission on May 12, 2011.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2001-2011

Education:
University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1975
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Charles B. Renfrew, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1979-1980
Attorney, Asian Law Caucus, San Francisco, California, 1980-1981
Law clerk, Hon. James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1981-1982
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1982-1985
Staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California, 1985-2001

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, August 6, 2009; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, January 20, 2010; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, September 13, 2010; no Senate vote

 

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