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.

Education:
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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