History of the Federal Judiciary

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Watford, Paul Jeffrey
Born 1967 in Garden Grove, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Barack Obama on October 17, 2011, to a seat vacated by Pamela Ann Rymer. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 2012, and received commission on May 22, 2012.

University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1989
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1994

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1994-1995
Law clerk, Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States, 1995-1996
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1996-1997, 2000-2012
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 1997-2000
Lecturer-in-law, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 2007-2009


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