History of the Federal Judiciary

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Orrick, William Horsley III
Born 1953 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Nominated by Barack Obama on January 4, 2013, to a seat vacated by Charles R. Breyer. Confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 2013, and received commission on May 16, 2013.

Yale University, B.A., 1976
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:
Attorney, Georgia Legal Services Program, Savannah, Georgia, 1979-1984; acting managing attorney, 1981; supervising attorney, 1982-1984
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1984-2009
Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2009-2013; counselor, 2009-2010; deputy assistant attorney general, 2010-2013

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, June 11, 2012; no Senate vote


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